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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 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 100 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

Games That You Can Play With Your Little Over the Phone or Online

Social distancing doesn’t have to mean a boring meet-up! Try these fun ideas next time you spend time with your Little over the phone or virtually. Play “Would you rather?” This is a simple phone-based game that requires no set-up. Simply take turns thinking of would-you-rather questions and answering them. Would you rather become five … Continued

Discussing Corona, How to Answer Questions From Your Little

Discuss Corona with your Little? Don’t avoid the subject Children are hearing a tremendous amount. They’re hearing big words that they’ve never heard before. For younger children that may just start with demystifying terms, like answering “what is coronavirus?” The answer: “It’s a really big word but it’s a fancy word for what we normally … Continued