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Black Advisory Council (BAC)

The Black Advisory Council (BAC) is composed of a variety of community stakeholders including Bigs, Littles, staff, board members, members of partner organizations or individuals who want to help connect Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas to the African American community.  The only criteria for memberships is a desire to help connect more mentors … Continued

Thank Your Mentor

In both our professional and personal lives, we have all been shaped by the mentors in our lives who have helped us become the people we are today. Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is launching a Thank Your Mentor Campaign to help promote the awareness of the crucial role that mentoring plays in growing up … Continued

A Year of Resilience 2020

2020 was a challenging year, but our staff responded with resilience and innovation. Read how we ensured our mission was fulfilled in the pandemic.

Voices from the Heart

Today and Everyday we appreciate the families that come to us for support for themselves and their children.  We do our best to create and support strong mentoring relationships.  Every year we reach out to parents to ask them how we are doing by giving them the opportunity to nominate a mentor for the Volunteer … Continued

Big Voices

A Black Lives Matters Series Submitted by President & CEO, Denise Barkhurst June 23, 2020 Today we launch our Black Lives Matter Blog Series, “Big Voices.”  This is a series of essays written by black men, women and children who are affiliated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas.  Our hope is to provide … Continued

Reopening Our Volunteer Recruitment Efforts

By President & CEO, Denise Barkhurst When we reopen our offices on June 8th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas will have been closed for 85 days. That’s nearly a quarter of the year! A quarter of the year that we have been unable to provide over half of our services.  We are excited to … Continued

Join Our Summer Reading Challenge!

Summer reading logs are due August 8! Be sure to submit your summer reading logs to Kara at kwiller@bigmentor.org in order to be included in this year’s drawing. Winners of the summer reading challenge will be announced on 8/12 at 12pm on our Facebook Live. Winners will also be notified by Kara by phone or … Continued

Operation: Big Mentor

We’re on a mission to recruit 200 mentors over 100 days of summer Big Brothers Big Sisters exists to change lives of disadvantaged youth by providing one-to-one mentoring relationships. Whether it is a child lacking mentors or a positive role model, or challenges that come with being a single parent or deployed family, we believe … Continued

Parents’ Guide to Coping with Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Being a parent or caretaker comes with an extra set of challenges in times of a crisis. Thankfully there are sources devoted to providing useful information to make coping with these uncertain times a little bit easier. If you are in need of ideas to overcome the worry and stress onset by the Coronavirus, this … Continued