News and Updates

Letters to Your Little – Bigs of Color Virtual Happy Hour

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago hosted our first Bigs of Color Virtual Happy Hour on Thursday, September 24th. It was the 3rd in our series titled "Representation" which focuses on increasing the diversity of the Bigs in our programs and gives our current Bigs a safe space to speak about issues of race and representation.

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Celebrating Our 2020 Graduating Matches

While 2020 has been a year of monumental changes, we don’t want to let it pass without celebrating the Bigs and Littles graduating from our Big Brothers Big Sisters program and moving on to the next step.

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Facing Change During Pride Month

At this historic moment, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago will continue to face change head on and take every opportunity to denounce racism, bigotry, and prejudice. Defending potential means we must openly and consistently address the systemic barriers the BIPOC children in our programs face. Racism is part of the trauma in many young lives.

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Statement on the Killing of George Floyd and #BlackLivesMatter

The mission of BBBS is to ignite, empower, and defend potential in our youth through powerful 1:1 mentoring relationships. We hurt when we see racism and injustice. Our Black Bigs, Littles, staff, families, and supporters are among those hurting the most. When we see community members unjustly suffering as the victims of inequality and violence, we all suffer.

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NBC Chicago: Big Brothers Big Sisters Goes Virtual During Coronavirus Pandemic

Thank you to NBC Chicago and Christian Farr for featuring the story of Kevin and Shacole and showing how our matches are going above and beyond during the COVID-19 pandemic, as well as the work BBBSChi is doing to help families who have been affected.

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