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  • Big Round Table on Active Listening
  • 2/1/2017

    Monday, February 27th Big Round Table on Active Listening.. 

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  • ASSET 27: Equality and Social Justice
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    2/1/2017

     

    Many children are feeling emotional about thigs they are hearing on the news and repeated in school. Whether true or not, they need to be able to express their feelings in a safe environment. Encourage them to tell you in a calm way. Ask them how it makes them feel. You don’t have to solve the problem, but listen to and validate their concerns.  

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  • KOLOCares: Logan
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    1/5/2017

    Each month, KOLO Channel 8 does a segment on a child that is waiting to be matched with a Big Brother in our program. 7 year old Logan was featured this month. Logan is very outgoing and 

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  • ASSET: Showing Gratitude
  •  1/3/2017

     

    Besides making others feel good, we realize benefits ourselves from showing gratitude. Research shows that grateful people are more resistant to stress and feel better about themselves. 

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  • ASSETS 17-20: Constructive Use of Time
  • 12/1/2016

    Children and teenagers need opportunities to explore who they are and where they fit in—to find satisfying activities and learn new skills.

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  • ASSET 11: Family Boundaries
  •  11/1/16

     

    Establishing clear and consistent rules and defining consequences in advance are necessary protective factors for children to promote safety, teach morality, encourage healthy habits and prepare for the real world.

     

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  • ASSET 32: Planning and Decision Making
  • 9/28/2016             

     

    A young person knows how to plan ahead and make choices. Click here for fun activities you can explore with your Little to help them learn and practice this concept.
     

     

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  • The Chamber's Young Entrepreneurs Academy Seeking Students ages 11-18
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  • Fun Activity for your Artistic Littles!
  • 9/15/16

    Google is inviting students from grades K-12 to participate in their Doodle 4 Google Contest. 



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  • ASSET 26: Caring
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    8/31/2016
    Acts of kindness and words let others know we care. 

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  • ASSET: Service to Others
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    7/1/2016
    Children can feel empowered by volunteering

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  • ASSET: Reading for Pleasure
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    6/1/2016
    Making Reading Fun for your Little

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  • ASSET: Resistance Skills
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    5/9/2016
    How can you encourage your Little to say no to drugs and alcohol?

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  • ASSET: Honesty
  • Does your Little have trouble telling the difference between make believe and not telling the truth?
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  • Shoe giveaway this weekend
  • 3/26/2016
    Reno Rodeo Foundation and Sketchers team up to give away 29,000 pair of Bobs to northern Nevada families April 2 and 3.
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  • Science Fair/Creative Writing Contest through Earth Day
  • BBBSNN chosen as nonprofit partner for April festival
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    3/27/2016
    There is still time to enter the Reno Earth Day science fair and creative writing contests! 

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  • Jersey Mike's chooses BBBSNN for Month of Giving
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    2/24/2016
    Check here for specials and coupons during the month of March!

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  • Free medical rides now available in Washoe County
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  • KOLOCares: Meet Erik
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    1/5/2016
    Each month, KOLO Channel 8 highlights one of the nearly 150 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Sister. Thank you, KOLOCares, for making us a Pillar Partner!

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  • KOLOCares: National Mentoring Month

  • 1/30/2016
    This month, KOLO Channel 8 celebrated National Mentoring Month with us, Stevie and Cesar. Thank you, KOLOCares, for making us a Pillar Partner!


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  • ASSETS: Creative Activities and Child Programs
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    2/29/2016
    How can you encourage your Little to get active in arts and sports?

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  • Matches learn rock climbing
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    2/26/2016
    Thanks so much to RockSport and the Pennington Foundation for making this Match activity possible!

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  • ASSET: Caring School Climate
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    2/2/2016
    Has your Little/child ever spoken to you about a bullying problem, either directed at them or another student? What did you/would you do?

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  • BIG Thanks to these Bigs!
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    2/2/2016
    These Bigs doubled their impact on poverty in our community by getting friends, family and coworkers involved!

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  • Low cost dental care available
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    11/23/2015
    Keep those smiles healthy! TMCC dental studies are looking for volunteers!

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  • 2014-15 Annual Report Snapshot
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    We accomplished so much with your help in 2014-15!

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  • Media Safety
  • Does your Little know how to make safe choices on the internet?
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  • Our Partners in the News
  • We are so fortunate to have these wonderful business partners.
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  • Donor supplies happy holidays for Little Brothers, Little Sisters and their families
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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada received an incredible call during the summer: Would 25 of the families we serve be interested in a free Christmas dinner?

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  • Applications open for Rotary Youth Leadership Assembly
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  • ASSET: Positive View of the Future
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  • KOLOCares: Meet Jacob
  • KOLOCares Little of the Month 

    Each month, KOLO Channel 8 highlights one of the nearly 200 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Sister. Thank you, KOLOCares, for making us a Pillar Partner!

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  • Donate in December, and be entered to win!
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    Winner gets a discount from the Reno Bighorns!

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  • Above and Beyond
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    Anthony wanted to be the Big Brother he didn't have as a kid. 

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  • KOLOCares: Meet Azael and Daniel
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    12/18/2015
    Each month, KOLO Channel 8 highlights one of the nearly 150 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Sister. Thank you, KOLOCares, for making us a Pillar Partner!


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  • Happy Holidays with your Little
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    11/30/2015
    The holidays are a great time to recognize different holidays and the ways we celebrate.

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  • A Bright Future
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    11/17/2015
    Jon-Luke finds there is more to life than what he's seen at home.

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  • ASSET: Interpersonal Competence
  • How to talk to your Little about bullying
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    9/29/2015
    Resources and conversation starters to talk to your Little about bullying
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  • ASSET: Positive Family Communication
  • Talking to Kids

    10/29/2015
    Here are tips for talking with your Little about substance abuse.

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  • ASSET: School Engagement
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    9/2/2015
    Conversation starters to find out where your Little might need help. 

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  • ASSET: School Boundaries
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    School provides clear rules and consequences. What does your Little think? 

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  • Match classes from Artech
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    10/28/2015
    We are so excited to partner with Artech for Match art classes! 

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  • KOLOCares: Meet Jocelyn
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    10/27/2015
    Jocelyn wants to be a veterinarian when she grows up, and she loves animals and science experiments. She's also part of our
    Site-Based Program at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada.  

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  • RSVP for Big Heart Big Impact

  • Join us Nov. 17 for a free breakfast and learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and the positive impact we're having in Northern Nevada. RSVP today: firestone@bbbsnn.org or 473.4597!
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  • Donate gently-used clothing, household items at Oktoberfest

  • 10/5/2015
    Big BBBSNN will provide another way for residents to donate gently-used items on Oct. 10, from 11 a.m.-5 p.m., in a partnership with Oktoberfest Harvest Jamboree in Sparks.
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  • So many exciting Match activities!

  • 10/1/2015
    Looking for something to do in October, November and December?
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  • BIGS: Relationship Development

  • 9/30/2015
    How can you really get to know your Little?

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  • Matches visit Fire Station #3
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    9/17/2015
    Thank you so much to the firefighters who took time to show us what they do!

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  • Matches celebrate anniversaries
  • Match Anniversary
    8/26/2015
    Bigs and Littles celebrated anniversaries from 1 year all the way up to 8 years. Congrats, Matches!

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  • Littles graduate at higher rate

  • 9/14/2015
    Washoe County released their graduation rates today.

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  • Q&D Construction hosts BBBSNN
  • Q&D Construction 

    9/9/2015
    We are so grateful to Q&D Construction for inviting us to their company barbecue! 

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  • KOLOCares: Meet Julian
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    9/8/2015
    Each month, KOLO Channel 8 highlights one of the nearly 200 kids waiting for a Big Brother or Sister. Thank you, KOLOCares, for making us a Pillar Partner!

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  • BIGS: Citizen Science with your Little
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  • Server Technology donates bikes to Littles
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    Company employees built bikes as a team exercise with Kiwanis Bike Program.  

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  • BBBSNN Donation Bins and Illegal Dumping
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    Please call us if you see anyone dumping or stealing from a bin -- or if you have questions about what we take!

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  • Aces Christmas In July benefits BBBSNN
  • Aces Christmas in July 

    Thanks so much to JAKKS Pacific, Reno Aces, and all the players' wives, girlfriends and daughters! 

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  • Aces Christmas in July to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Aces Big Brothers Big Sisters 

    More than 500 toys, raffle funds will help low-income Littles.

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  • Celebrating Matches
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    BBBSNN Match Picnic 

    Check out all the photos from our annual Match Picnic!

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  • New Confidence
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    Justys sees her opinions and ideas matter.

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  • Congratulations, Graduates!
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  • Esther's Antarctic Marathon Adven
  • Help Esther Raise $$ for BBBS!
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  • January 30: Zeina
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • Reno-Sparks Community Celebrates Mentoring Month
  • A quick recap of our National Mentoring Month celebrations!
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  • January 28: Keenan
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 31: Ted
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 29: Liz
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 27: Jordan
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 26: George
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 25: Rick
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 24: Amy
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 23: Richard
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 22: Katie
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 21: Charles
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 20: Lynette
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 19: Elias
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 18: Halley
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 17: Kristin
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 16: Shawnice
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 15: Jeff
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 14: Tara
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 13: Dan
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 12: Christie
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 11: Kent
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 10: Lisa
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 9: Tim
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 8: MJay
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 7: Ron
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 6: Debbi
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 5: Andy
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 4: Gina & Brian
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 3: Ross
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 2: Sharon
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • January 1: Mike
  • National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days
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  • KOLO Coverage of Peppermill's "Pic with Saint Nick"
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  • Setting up your Friends and Family Holiday Givin
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  • Little Today, Graduate Tomorrow
  • Tips on supporting your Little in school
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  • 2013 - 2014 Annual Report Available
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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Welcomes 2014-2015 Board of Directors
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  • KOLO's Little of the Month
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  • Big Chefs, Big Gala was a Big Success!
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  • BBBSNN Board Recognized with 100 Percent Board Giving Award
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  • January News for Bigs: National Mentoring Month
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  • January Big ROI: National Mentoring Month
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  • January is National Mentoring Month
  • Check out the schedule here!
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  • Thank you
  • from BBBSA CEO Charles Pierson
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  • The Second Annual "Wine & Chocolate" Fundraiser Raised $800!
  • Presented by the Young Professionals Committee

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  • Thank You Delta Sigma Pi for a Great Golf Tournament
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  • July BIG R.O.I.
  • Mentoring = Educational Success!
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  • BBBSNN Young Professionals Committee Wine Walk Fundraiser
  • L’UVA BELLA Wine Walk
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  • LITTLES with their BIG get in FREE!
  • Terry Lee Wells Discovery Museum
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  • We CARE
  • Read our Accountability Statement
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  • The "BIG" Summer Party
  • Let's Celebrate our "Bigs" and kick-off summer!
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  • jcpenny Designates BBBS as Cause of the Month this June
  • jcpenney and Haggar Team Up in June to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters
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  • May BIG R.O.I.
  • BBBSNN Big Return on Investment May Edition
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  • April BIG R.O.I.
  • BBBSNN Big Return on Investment
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  • Sierra Nevada Performing Arts Association
  • The Beginning of Something Different
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  • February BIG R.O.I.
  • BBBSNN Big Return on Investment
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  • January Big ROI
  • January is National Mentoring Month!
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  • The Really "BIG" Reception
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada is celebrating National Mentoring Month by recognizing our "Bigs."
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  • Holiday Party Announcement
  • Please read if you plan on attending the Big Brothers Big Sisters Holiday Party this Sunday, December 2nd.
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  • BIG Heart, BIG Impact Reception Honors Key Donors and Special Guests
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  • Friends & Family Holiday Campaign
  • In the spirit of this Holiday Season, we are asking you to join us in raising money to match more kids with a “Big”.
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  • November Big ROI
  • Education Edition
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  • October Big ROI
  • Your monthly example of the difference your philanthropic investment is making...
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  • BIG thanks to Bank of America for a grant to provide program support for one-to-one mentoring for children in Northern Nevada!
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  • September Big ROI
  • Your monthly example of the difference your philanthropic investment is making...
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  • Mill Street Tire and Sierra Car Care Service Stations holding a fundraiser all September to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada
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  • August Big ROI
  • This is an example of the difference your philanthropic investment is making...
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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Celebrates Matches
  • Annual Picnic provides fun for all

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  • Reno Street Food Donating Proceeds to BBBS

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  • BBBS Graduation Rate Proves The Power of Mentoring

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  • With Every $25 Gift Card Purchase, BBBS Receives a $5 Donation
  • Celebrate summer with a great deal, while supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters

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  • Announcing a Special Season Ticket Offer for Northern Nevada Bigs
  • We put the Big in Bighorn Basketball.

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada Honored Nationally
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters took home both mid-level Board, and Agency of the year!

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