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7 Habits of Highly Effective Mentors

Posted on December 13, 2016
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Listening. Listening is the only way mentors can understand what people are up against and where opportunities for developing the relationship can be discovered. Building a relationship. In the hurry to make a difference, mentors can forget to take time to build a relationship and establish a firm connection. This means carefully cultivating trust. It means being patient. Many people will test mentors to see if they are for real. Respecting boundaries. When mentors ask
Through August 15th, Big Brother Big Sisters of Utah is partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings to help promote our 60 men 60 Days campaign! With your help, we are hoping to generate funds to help us recruit more men as volunteer Big Brothers. We currently have 300+ Little Brothers on our waiting list that are anxiously awaiting a Big to make a difference in their life! Supporting our cause is easy! Step 1: Bring your

60 Men 60 Days

Posted on June 14, 2016
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Be a “Big” help! Start a child’s school year off right! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is hitting the pavement this summer with an ambitious plan to enroll 60 men in 60 days as Big Brothers,  and start the    matching process for the 295 boys on the Wait List, waiting as long as 12 months. The campaign started June 15, 2016 and  will end August 15, 2016,    encourages men to step up and volunteer. We’re looking for caring

Anyone Can Make A Difference

Posted on September 16, 2015
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Making a difference in the life of a child can happen in many different ways. Due to time constraints, or other circumstances not everyone can commit to mentoring, but there are other ways to help. People like Shantel VanWagoner show that with just a little bit of effort, anyone can make a difference. Shantel’s kids had the idea that their family should organize a carnival for all their neighbors to enjoy. Many parents would likely

2015 Summer Picnic

Posted on August 3, 2015
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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, a nearby playground, and more to keep all tykes large and small in high spirits. While most of the games