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April Match Maker

Shacora and Alyce have been matched for 8 years! Shacora said the best advice Alyce has ever given her has been to “apply to colleges early.” Shacora has experienced so many things that she would have never done had she not been matched at an early age. Shacora has gone on to cheer for the Pittsburgh Steelers as they played the Patriots. She said that her favorite things that she has done with Alyce while being matched are “going to the beach and going prom dress shopping.” Shacora has enjoyed her match so much that she said that any time she is with Alyce is the best time.

Alyce has watched Shacora grow up. Alyce has been able […]

April 4th, 2017|Big and Little Spotlight|

New High Point Office Location

1222 Eastchester Dr, Ste 100, High Point, 27265

March 30th, 2017|Agency News and Events|

The Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational and Flip Force Gymnastics GO BIG

The Greensboro Gymnastics Invitational and Flip Force Gymnastics GO BIG for US!!!!! BIG Thank you to them for their generous fundraiser that brought in over $5700 for our Programs!!!!

 

February 1st, 2017|Agency News and Events|

Congratulations to our 2016 Big of the Year!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont announced their “Big of the Year” award at the annual Caring for Kids fundraising event, “The BIG Magic Gala: Over the Rainbow,” at Embassy Suites in Greensboro on Saturday, January 28th, 2017.  Tess Paratory was named the “Big of the Year” based on a nomination from her Match Support Specialist, Marie Hopper and her Little Sister’s father.

Every once in a while two people meet and it is like they were meant to be part of one another’s lives.  There is a mutual respect and admiration that occurs, as well as a desire to help elevate one another.  That is the exact situation with this year’s Big of the Year […]

February 1st, 2017|Big and Little Spotlight|

Congratulations to our 2016 Little of the Year

On Thursday, October 27, 2016 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Piedmont hosted the Little Moments luncheon at Revolution Mill Event Center. Community partners and supporters of the organization gathered to enjoy lunch and hear inspiring stories about how the program has impacted lives of countless Littles and Bigs alike from parents and volunteers. Darrin Smith, two time NCAA National Champion and two time Super Bowl Champion, shared his involvement in the organization as a Little and the impact having a Big Brother had on his life and career choices and successes.

At the luncheon Little of the Year was presented to Christopher. Big Brother Paul presented Chris with the award. Paul shared stories about what the match […]

November 3rd, 2016|Big and Little Spotlight|

Thank you to our Community Partners

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Staff and Matches recently presented plaques to Liberty Steakhouse & Brewery in High Point and Texas Roadhouse in Greensboro to thank them for their support of our program. Every month each of these restaurants invite eight of our matches to dine at no cost. Their generosity helps to promote volunteerism in our community.

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October 19th, 2016|Agency News and Events|

October Match Maker

Israel’s quick smile lights up a room.  However, last year his Big Sister, Allison, didn’t see that smile very much.  She was, at times, discouraged and wondered if she was making a difference in Israel’s life.  There were times when he wouldn’t talk to her much and would almost ignore her.  Through coaching and encouragement, Allison began to teach Israel that she is in it for the long haul.  Israel became more responsive and began to talk more.  When he ran to her and hugged her as she entered the classroom, Allison knew she had made a break-through with him.  Now they laugh and giggle all the time as she helps him in class.    Allison was especially […]

October 10th, 2016|Big and Little Spotlight|

September Match Maker

Samantha became a Big Sister in November 2013. She was matched in the site-based program and was a great mentor to her Little Brother Quran throughout three semesters. Even though her Little Brother did not continue with program at The Boys and Girls Club, Sam still wanted to be involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters and was re-matched with her new Little Sister; Willow.

Samantha and her Little Sister Willow have been matched since October 2015 in the Site-Based program.  Sam’s Little Sister is a nice, semi-quiet child who told Match Support Specialist Adriana that she wanted someone to help her with school and have someone older to talk to.  Sam has made it her mission to support […]

September 6th, 2016|Big and Little Spotlight|

Summer Match Maker

Hunter and Jania have been matched together since November 2014, during Jania’s first year at Welborn Middle School. Prior to their match date, Little Sister, Jania had been matched with another High Point University Big Sister for four years , until her previous Big graduated. They are the match that is featured on our Big Brothers Big Sisters brochure. You can’t miss Jania’s beautiful smile!!! After her previous matched closed, Jania told MSS, Teresa Jackson that she wanted to be rematched at Welborn with another Big Sister from HPU.  Teresa had just finished enrollment on a HPU Women’s basketball player with a smile just as big and bright as Jania’s, who had requested a Little in middle […]

July 11th, 2016|Big and Little Spotlight|

June Match Maker

Jamario and Alex were matched in our community based program since October 2015 and they have been growing their friendship every month since.  Jamario is an eleven year old who was in need of a positive male role model as his dad was killed when he was only two. His mom believed having a Big Brother would benefit Jamario.

Alex was motivated to become a Big Brother because he wanted to make a positive difference in the life of another child. Alex has provided Jamario with advice about school and how to get along well with others. He encourages him to do the right thing all the time and to think positive about life.

When they are together, Jamario […]

May 31st, 2016|Big and Little Spotlight|