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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

Mentoring Changes Lives

Posted on July 22, 2015

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Oftentimes, one life can make the greatest of differences in many others. Sometimes, that difference is so keenly felt by many, but no one can know how truly powerful that effect is. For Teri Iverson, the Southern Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, that life belonged to Steven Petersen. Steven started his path with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah in a pretty unusual place. He walked into a bar where Teri worked

The Importance of Mentoring

Posted on June 30, 2015

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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 our many role models and mentors? Many children have to face this question every day without the comforting luxury of