News and Updates

Little Conversations

Little Conversations, our new web series, will focus on everyone who lives and breathes mentoring across Chicagoland, including our staff, Bigs, supporters and community partners.

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ABC7Chicago: Big Brothers, Big Sisters pivots to virtual model to keep serving youth amid COVID-19 pandemic

If kids have a caring adult to turn to when life gets hard, it makes all the difference. Thank you to ABC 7 Chicago for highlighting the critical work of our mentors amid the COVID-19 pandemic. Check out the segment here.

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Social Distancing Doesn’t Have to Mean Isolation. How to Volunteer During COVID-19

Read from our Recruitment Specialist Casey Nunes about the importance of mentorship during the COVID-19 pandemic and how you can get more involved. Children need someone they feel safe with to share their worries, fears, and concerns as they age, and as adults we can acknowledge and validate those feelings and share supportive ways to cope.

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Mentors Making a Difference from a Distance

Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors know how to make a difference in the lives of youth across Chicagoland. But due to the COVID-19 pandemic, they've had to get creative. We wanted to highlight some of the great work our mentors are doing to make a social impact while keeping their social distance.

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Being There For Our Littles When They Need It Most – Meet Matt and Marrion

Big Brothers Big Sisters stands ready to assist our Littles in facing the uncertainty created by COVID-19, keeping them safe and supported. We are providing critical mentorship and emergency relief to help meet the basic needs of our Littles and their families, while continuing to make new matches (virtually) across Chicagoland.

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