October’s Little of the Month

Little Sister Di’Amonte is the October Little of the Month. Little Sister Di’Amonte is looking for a Big Sister who enjoys the things she likes: art, animals, reading, and going outside. LS Di’Amonte has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters for about four years now and was previously matched, She says she is easy-going and may be shy at first, but she’s really excited about being matched again. LS…

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COUL: Kites and Halloween

What do you think of when you think of October? Here at BBBS, we think flying kites and Halloween!! COUL recently visited our friends at Berks Heim. First, they made the kites…then, they gave them a “test drive.” As you can see, the kites were flying high at Berks Heim! Most recently, students at Kutztown University got the Halloween season started early for our Little Brothers and Little Sisters…and,…

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BBBS of Berks renewed EITC

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County, PA (BBBS of Berks) is happy to announce that the agency has been renewed as an EITC-eligible organization — an EIO (Education Improvement Organization) through the PA Education Improvement Tax Credit (EITC) program. BBBS of Berks has been an EITC-eligible agency since 2007. All funds received help to pay for our school-based mentoring programs in two Berks County school districts. The program…

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COUL/KU: Tie Dye Party

This wasn’t the usual Tie Dye T-shirt party! Oh, the Tie Dye part was in when COUL visited Kutztown University last night… but the t-shirt idea was out. Our friends at KU had a Tie Dye Sock Party for the Littles. Looks like the Bigs and volunteers had just as much fun as the kids!  

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COUL: Fall Cleanup at BBBS

Summer is behind us, and Fall has arrived…and that means time for the annual Fall Clean Up at the agency. Our COUL Littles and Bigs spent Tuesday evening cleaning up some of the signs of Fall at the agency. Our thanks to the all the Littles and Big┬ás who helped!!

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COUL gets ready for FALL

COUL (the Club Of Unmatched Littles) and our matches in September had an opportunity to tour Kutztown University to learn about life on campus. A week later, it was October and that means Halloween time — so the Littles and Bigs dove right into the season and got their hands dirty with some pumpkin carving/painting. COUL is one of our four mentoring programs serving children facing adversity in Berks…

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September’s Little of the Month: Little Brother Jayvion

When he grows up, Little Brother Jayvion says he wants to be a soccer star! Besides soccer, September’s Child of the Month also enjoys video games, baseball, hanging out with friends, and watching television. LB Jayvion is waiting for a Big who likes to be active and to do fun things. He says he may be shy at first, but Jayvion says he is really excited about being matched….

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Big and Little Reunite

Former Big Brother Dan O’Brien (right) recently met up with one of his two former Little Brothers…and shared it on Facebook. Dan (a previous Big Brother of the Year) wrote: “Yeah, I’m going to get my brag on for a little. This is Julio Morales, my second Little Brother that I had when I was a Big Brother (quick shout out to Rick Boyer, my first Little Brother). When…

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Littles learn about the “Game of Life”

Our Little Brothers and Little Sisters (and even some of our Bigs) learned about the “Game of Life” last night…courtesy of members of the United Way’s ELU (Emerging Leaders United) and employees of VIST Financial. What’s involved when our kids make that ultimate choice of higher education or going into the workforce right away? Is it just a matter of buying a car…which car…and are there other costs to…

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