Serving 13 South Texas Counties

Brazos Valley

A Night of Magic nets over $10,000!


 Thanks to everyone who helped make this year's event such a success. Click here to see some fabulous pictures from the event.



TEXAGS Big Shot Clay Shoot nets $21,000!

The May 13 event at the Boswell-Porter 4-H range in Snook netted $21,000+ to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley. BIG thanks to all volunteers, sponsors, donors and shooters who made the day a BIG success!

 



  ChiliFest Donation!

Chilifest,Inc.  donated $7,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley last month.  Each year the proceeds of the student-run music festival is given to area non-profits.  Big Brothers Big Sisters staff and volunteers helped out at the two day event selling lots of slushies to festival attendees.



 


National Mentoring Month Banquet at A&M United Methodist Church 

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley celebrated National Mentoring Month by hosting a dinner for Bigs, Littles, families and guests at A&M United Methodist Church, College Station.  The church prepared a delicious homemade meal and Spoons Frozen Yogurt and Blue Baker provided yummy desserts for all.  Match anniversaries were recognized with certificates and small gifts for each volunteer.  Leslie Lamkin, director of Reed Arena at Texas A&M, a Big Sister who saw her Little Sister graduate from college this past May, shared her views on mentoring and the "rapping professor" Dr. Reuben May inspired and entertained the attendees.     

 


Big Brothers and Big Sisters Needed! 

In our after school mentoring program Bigs visit with their Littles either on Tuesday or Wednesday for one hour between the hours of 3 - 5pm at an after school program in Bryan.  Bigs help with homework, play sports, do crafts or just talk with their Little.  This program follows the school year.  Applications for the school base program are now being accepted for the upcoming school year.

To get started click here to enroll as a volunteer. For more information please email Terry at thay@bigmentor.org


Littles get FREE frozen yogurt at SPOONS when they are with their Bigs!

Spoons Yogurt
2 locations!

2305 Boonville Rd.
Suite 100
Bryan, TX 77840

1509 S. Texas Ave.
College Station, TX 77840 

 


Big Brothers Big Sisters thanks A&M United Methodist Church

A&M United Methodist Church has been home to our Brazos Valley office for the past decade, and the church's Mission Team has been working to strengthen our relationship with church members. Apparently it's working as Mission Team member Ken Lee came by to paint the door to our office, which has certainly made us more visible to the community! 

 

A special thanks to Ken Lee and A&M United Methodist Church!


 

 Chilifest Donates $7,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters

 



 TexAgs Big Shot Clay Shoot

On May 7, TexAgs held their 5th annual Big Shot Clay Shoot benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley; presented by Capital Farm Credit.

We had a great turnout for the event, which raised $15,180! Click here to see some photos taken of the participants.

The event is Bryan/College Station’s premier benefit sporting clay shoot, and all proceeds benefited Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley. We had straight shooters and novices of all skill levels who enjoy the fast pace of shooting sporting clays. Often referred to as golfing with a gun, the TexAgs Big Shot was a fun day outdoors with good food, shooting clays, many raffles and prizes, great company with the Bryant/College Station community while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters.  

Save The Date for next year - Saturday, May 6, 2017

Sponsorship opportunities are available, If you are interested in purchasing a sponsorship or if you would like to learn more about any of our sponsorship packages, click here for more info or please contact Cat Ozier at cat@texags.com or (940) 704-5774.


BBBS of the Brazos Valley partners with Neal Recreation Center in Bryan, Texas to match the kids who attend their after school program with mentors who will meet with their Little Brother or Sister weekly for an hour or more during the school year.  This year we received 63 applications from parents who want their children to have a Big Brother or Sister.  So far 44 of the children have been matched.  

The Big Brothers and Big Sisters are college students who attend Texas A&M or Blinn Community College.  Each week the Bigs and Little work on homework, play games and sports, do crafts or computers or just hang out and talk.  Last year one Big Brother who volunteered at the Rec Center shared with BBBS Brazos Valley Terry Dougherty that being a Big was one of the most significant experiences of his college years.  Staff employees at the Center appreciate the one-on-one attention offered to the kids there and say that it reduces greatly negative behavior - the kids really look forward to seeing their Bigs each week!

Be sure to check out the latest from our Brazos Valley office by clicking here.

For more information on either volunteering to mentor a child or enrolling your child in the program, please contact Terry Dougherty at our College Station office.

Terry Dougherty
Branch Coordinator
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley
315 Tauber Street
College Station, TX 77840

(979) 224-3660
tdougherty@bigmentor.org

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