BBBS Game Night Scheduled
Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii Island will hold a game night on Wednesday, Feb. 15, 2017, from 4 to 7 p.m. at Starbucks in Hilo.
Since 1963, Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawai‘i has partnered with guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community to pair children (“Littles”) with carefully screened and trained volunteer mentors (“Bigs”).
The event will give participants the opportunity to learn about becoming a “Big” or a “Little.”
Games will include Exploding Kittens, Candyland, Trouble, Connect 4, Jenga, Sorry, Mancala, Headbanz,
Checkers, Apples to Apples and more.
For information, call Vanessa Carlson at (808) 260-0084
A unique service of BBBS is that each one of these mentoring relationships is monitored and professionally supported by a case manager focused on creating a healthy bond between the individuals.
An affiliate of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii mentoring programs have proven, positive impact for youth in the areas of academics, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes, high school graduation rates, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or career readiness.
On July 1, 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawai‘i began serving children in all four counties through the unification of formerly independent Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies of Honolulu, of Maui, of Kaua‘i and of Hawai‘i Island.
Now statewide, Big Brothers Big Sisters Hawaii provides over 600 children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
The first school-based program on Hawai‘i Island began in April 2012 serving Littles at Kea‘au Elementary with high school Bigs from Kea‘au High School. Since then Big Brothers Big Sisters of Hawaii Island has quickly grown both its school-based and community-based programs to support a greater number of volunteer mentors and children needing a positive role model on Hawai‘i Island.