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You can make a difference in the life of a Lowcountry child today by donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters! Just click the donate button to be redirected to our Carolina Youth Development Center payment form and select Big Brothers Big Sisters from the drop down menu.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center has been awarded a $2,000 grant from the Staples Foundation, the private charitable arm of Staples, Inc., under a program that lets Staples associates direct donations. Click the link to read the full press release.
Presenting sponsor BoomTown and lane sponsors Blue Acorn, Benefitfocus, PeopleMatter, Lincs.io, Good Done Great, Omatic Software and SIB will come together 6-8 p.m. Thursday, September 3 at The Alley Charleston in support of raising funds for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center. Each team will get two hours of bowling and twelve beers, plus there will be a fun competition with the winner receiving a trophy and a special prize from The Alley. Additionally, a Spirit Award will reward the team with the funkiest sartorial style so get creative and don’t skimp on the wacky attire! To view the Facebook event, follow the link above.
We are thrilled to announce that an anonymous local donor’s significant contribution will allow Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center to keep its doors open. The donation addresses the budget shortfall that prompted the CYDC Board of Directors’ decision last week to close the community-based mentoring program effective August 7.
It is with deep regret and sadness that the Board of Directors of the Carolina Youth Development Center (CYDC) has made the decision to close the Big Brothers Big Sisters program effective August 7. Since becoming part of CYDC in 1981, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been grateful to provide community-based mentoring services that have changed the lives of thousands of young people right here in the Lowcountry. To view the full press release follow the link above.
Check out the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center Facebook page to learn more about the BBBS photo contest and how you can send in your Big-Little photos daily for a chance to win some fabulous prizes! Just follow the link above. Each day is a different category, and a different opportunity to win!
BBBS of CYDC friend and supporter Khris Middleton of the NBA’s Milwaukee Bucks will be offering his third annual Khris Middleton Skills Academy June 5-June 7 at Porter-Gaud School. Proceeds benefit our youth mentoring programs! For more information on the basketball camp, check out this The Post and Courier write up or click the above link.
The event page for our Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC Golf Tournament Fiesta has officially launched! The official party is 5-8 p.m. Sunday, May 3 at the Sandcastle Club on Kiawah Island, but thanks to mobile bidding partner Bidr you don’t have wait until the event to stake an initial claim on your favorite auction item. A sunset helicopter ride? A dinner and carriage tour? Flyboarding for four ‘float’ your boat? Those packages and much more are available, so to preview them or start bidding just click the link above!
Check out our blog this week to read about Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC “big” Kristina Coleman and her mentoring relationship with her “little” Zuri. Coleman, who has been serving as a mentor with BBBS of CYDC since November, also volunteers in the CYDC’s Bakker Career Center a Be a Mentor homework helper. Click the above link see the full story.
Jennifer Minchoff has kept a scrapbook of photos and keepsakes from her days as a BBBS little in the late 80s. Growing up in a one parent home with no father figure presence, Jennifer needed the companionship and guidance of another adult role model in her life to steer her in a positive direction. Her Big Tracey proved to be more than just a temporary acquaintance, growing into a trusted friend and confidant whom she still maintains contact with today. To read their full story, click on the above link.
The annual Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser supporting the youth mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC is just two months away, and our new Greater Giving personal and team fundraiser pages are now up and running! For information on how to create your own fundraising page, click on the above link.
Many of us are fortunate to have someone in our lives who has served as a positive, caring role model who helped steer us in the right direction when we made a few wrong turns. Mentors can impact us in a number of important ways, from encouraging academic achievement to discouraging risky behaviors, but perhaps the greatest thing they do is make the person receiving their guidance and support feel like they are someone who matters. That is the message of National Mentoring Month in 2015: Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters. Each week in our blog during National Mentoring Month we will be spotlighting a different Big-Little match and allow them to share in their own words how the relationship has improved their lives for the better. This week we feature Mia and Diana. Click the above link to read their story.
Triangle Char and Bar West Ashley is hosting a Proceeds Night from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 17 to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC. We will have a section of the restaurant designated for BBBS, so patrons need to mention that they are there for BBBS before they are seated. When the bill comes you just write BBBS at the bottom and we receive a portion of the proceeds! It’s another easy way to support BBBS’ youth mentoring programs! We hope to see you there for some tasty grub to benefit a great cause!
BBBS is happy to announce that now through Dec. 12 we are part of a charitable fundraising promotion made possible by Pear and Johnsonsville®. This is how it works:
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center Big Brother Bradley Adams arranged a thrilling surprise for his little Daijon’s eighth birthday on Monday, Nov. 17. Let’s just say it involved a certain Italian sports car and lots of ear-to-ear smiles from a certain excited young boy. Click the link above to read about Daijon’s big day!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center is excited to announce that the Charleston Rifle Club will be hosting our 2015 Bowl for Kids’ Sake event on Saturday, March 21. 2015. Bowl for Kids’ Sake is an important fundraiser that helps us continue providing our community and school-based mentoring programs that helped match 187 Tri-County children facing adversity with a Big Brother or Big Sister last year. For more information on the event, click on the link above to check out our blog.
The colorful Run or Dye 5K race returns to Charleston on Saturday, September 20 at the Ladson Exchange Park. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center is excited to once again be a beneficiary of proceeds! For every race volunteer we supply Run or Dye up to 100 people, we receive $50 per volunteer. For more information, click on the link above.
Show your support for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center by coming out to The Alley Charleston from 6-8 p.m. on Thursday, September 4 for Bowl for Kids’ Sake benefiting BBBS of CYDC! Click on the link above for more information about purchasing tickets and lane sponsorships. You can help make a difference in the lives of tri-county youth facing serious adversity!
Enjoy a delicious entrée or a refreshing cocktail on Saturday, July 26th, at Mynt Charleston, to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC! Between the hours of 4:30 pm and 7:30 pm, a portion of all food and beverage revenue will be donated to BBBS by our generous friends at Mynt. No need to RSVP—just swing by and enjoy yourself to show your support for BBBS!
The Post and Courier published an article in its Sports section on Friday, June 6 spotlighting the 2nd annual Khris Middleton Skills Academy to be held June 13-15 at Porter Gaud, the proceeds of which benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center! Middleton is a former Porter Gaud standout and current NBA player for the Milwaukee Bucks who is a wonderful BBBS of CYDC supporter. For more details about the Skills Academy, click the link above.
Thank You to Our BBBS Golf Tournament 2014 Sponsors!
Presenting Sponsor Husk, Brown & Brown, Bud Light, Cassique Golf Course, Charity Golf International, Charleston Limo, Clawson & Staubes, Coca Cola Bottling Consolidated Company, Comcast Business, Crews Chevrolet, Fox Events, Glasspro, Hall’s Chophouse, Leisure Depot, Sonitrol, SC Bar Car, South Carolina Federal Credit Union, Southern Eagle Distributing LLC, Southern Lumber Millwork Corporation, Sticky Fingers, Striped Pig Distillery, Trus Joist and Virgil Kaine!
Big Brothers Big Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center is excited to partner with Minor League Baseball and the Charleston RiverDogs from April 3-May 31 for the “Winning with Doubles” promotion. The fundraising campaign will benefit our mentoring programs that serve at-risk Lowcountry youth. During the two-month campaign, fans can register to donate a minimum of 50 cents for every double hit by a RiverDogs’ player. You can pledge your donation at http://www.milb.com/milb/info/charity/fanforward.jsp. Just click the dropdown menu, select the Charleston Riverdogs, and enter your pledge amount or make a one-time donation. Everyone wins by helping us match more children with caring adult role models!
We hope to see you this Saturday, March 22 at Bowl for Kids’ Sake, our annual fundraiser held at Royal Lanes in Goose Creek benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center. There are still team bowling lanes available for the 9:30 a.m.-11:30 a.m. slot. Your support of our program helps make a significant impact on the lives of at-risk Lowcountry youth who benefit from the positive mentoring relationships we provide. Come join the fun and bowl for a great cause!
Bowl for Kids’ Sake, an annual fundraiser benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center is just around the corner! This year’s event will be held 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Saturday, March 22 at Royal Lanes in Goose Creek. Become involved and help support programs that make a significant impact on the lives of Lowcountry children facing serious adversity. To learn more about teams and sponsorship opportunities, click here.
Help us celebrate National Mentoring Month at Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC as we recognize and thank the Bigs in our community who make a positive difference in the lives of Tri-County children facing serious adversity. Youth served by BBBS typically live in low-income or single parent households. To learn more about how you can help celebrate BBBS Bigs this January, visit www.bbbs.org.
Check out this link to ABCNews4’s segment on Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC leading up to the Run or Dye Charleston 5K Saturday, December 14 at the Exchange Park in Ladson.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC is the partnering nonprofit for the Run or Dye Charleston 5k fun run on Saturday, Dec. 14, and will be the sole beneficiary of race proceeds! As the sole beneficiary we are responsible for volunteer staffing the event. For more information on how to volunteer or register for the race, click on the above link.
Partial proceeds from the Legendary Giveback II concert featuring The Avett Brothers 8 p.m. Nov. 14 at the North Charleston Coliseum will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center. For ticket info and more details click the above link.
A news article appearing in the August 28 edition of the Moultrie News mentions Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center as a beneficiary of proceeds from the Avett Brothers Legendary Giveback II concert in North Charleston Nov. 14. Click on the link to view the full article.
The Alley’s Bowling and Beer Fundraiser Aug. 7 benefitting Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center raised more than $2,000 for BBBS of CYDC. Charleston Regional Business Journal published a news brief and photo on the charity event. Click on the above link.
Secure Mission Solutions of North Charleston raised more than $2,005 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Carolina Youth Development Center as part of its “3 for Kids’ Sake” Wii Bowl-a-thon fundraiser on June 28. Click on the above link to view the Charleston Regional Business Journal’s news brief and photo.
After a successful rookie season with the Detroit Pistons, former Porter Gaud star Khris Middleton will return to Charleston to host the first Khris Middleton Skills Academy basketball camp, the proceeds of which will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC kicks off Bowl for Kids’ Sake Campaign
Chances are, you’re familiar with Bowl for Kids’ Sake, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ signature event. As our largest community fundraiser, Bowl for Kids’ Sake helps Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC and other Big Brothers Big Sisters’ offices to raise the vital funds needed to create life-changing match relationships.
New Study Finds with Volunteer Mentors, Higher-Risk Youth Have Fewer Depressive Symptoms
About a year after being paired with mentors, youth evaluated in a recent study —many of whom had multiple risk factors for delinquency, school failure, teen pregnancy and mental health problems — had fewer symptoms of depression.
Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring works.
You know this because you’ve given to Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC. And I know this because I have had the privilege of being a Big for seven years.
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Help 8-year-old Joey get over the death of his father and start feeling better about himself, just by making a gift today.
Since 1979 more than 8,000 tri-county children have been given the chance to grow up with confidence and graduate from high school, thanks to Big Brothers Big Sisters of CYDC.
Celebrating National Mentoring Month
Together since 2004 when Terrence was just 8 years old, Bill is a 67-year old man, and Terrence is a 16-year old from a single parent home. The two have been matched for eight years, spending time with each other going out to eat, checking out local sporting events and talking on the phone. Bill also attends many of Terrence’s track meets and football games, and he provided assistance for Terrence to be able to attend a national track meet last summer.