News and Updates

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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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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