Big Brothers Big Sisters

2015 Summer Picnic

On July 29, 2015 we hosted a picnic for all Bigs, Littles, and their families at Murray Park. There was plenty to enjoy for all who attended the event. The kids hurtled from one exciting game to the next, with entertainment only a few steps in any direction. There was Tug-of-war, Cakewalk, Frisbee, face painting, … Continued

The Importance of Mentoring

For those of us, who grew up with role models like brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers who guided our decisions and lives, it can be difficult to imagine life without even one of these people who helped shape us into who we are. How could we become the person that we want to be without … Continued

Being There

More than a decade into my match with Jeremiah and there are still rewards every time we see each other. Most recently I called Jeremiah, who is now 17, about going to an RC helicopter flying competition — something I figured he would find pretty fun. To my surprise, he responded back that he needed … Continued

Graduation

Lasted week we celebrated our Graduation at Westminster College. This annual event is an evening to wish a fine farewell to our graduating matches and to recognize our Bigs of the Year. What is a graduating match? This is when a Little Brother or Sister turns 18 or graduates from high school, completing their time in … Continued

Big Brother of the Year 2015

We have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing mentors this year. However, Mike Frahm stands in a league of his own as our 2015 Big Brother of the Year. “Mike Frahm is one of the most exceptional mentors I have ever met,” our Match Support Specialist Skye Rydman said. “Mike has been … Continued

Big Sister of the Year 2015

We are proud to introduce Christine Heflin-Ewing as our 2015 Big Sister of the Year. Through her outstanding commitment to her Little Sister Florence, Christine has far exceeded the expectations of a normal mentoring-relationship. We have seen Christine attain an inspiring level of understanding of Florence. “(Christine) knows the core of Florence,” Big Brother Big Sister … Continued

Paying Mentoring Forward

  Asma and Anisa’s journey began with Big Brothers Big Sister of Utah nine years ago when they were six years old; since then, they have consistently had “Big Sisters” supporting them. This year, when they entered High School they transitioned to the Mentor 2.0 program, which focuses on college readiness and success for high … Continued