10 Years of Helping Change Children’s Futures
Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating 10 years of helping change children’s futures for the better, forever in Okeechobee County! In 2016-17, BBBS served 108 children in Okeechobee County. We know that there are many more children who need our help.
Volunteer mentors are matched with struggling K-3 readers and meet weekly, during the school day, on school grounds. Although literacy is at the core of each session, time together is also about developing friendship, providing guidance and inspiring each child to reach their potential.
Some of the biggest supporters are teachers. They see students come back from their time with their Big filled with confidence, ready to learn and eager to succeed.
BBBS Reads Members work with children in the Seminole Voluntary Pre-Kindergarten and with K-3 struggling readers at four elementary schools. Each match meets for 3 20-minutes sessions weekly.
- Seminole VPK
- Seminole Elementary
- North Elementary
- Everglades Elementary
New to Okeechobee in 2017, our Community Program includes weekly one-to-one outings and activities. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.
BBBS in Okeechobee
Thank you Gilbert Chevrolet for the production of this video.
Boots & Burgers coming in March 2018!
Join us for dinner, music and live auction items at the Okeechobee Livestock Market all to support the BBBS programs in Okeechobee. Details coming soon…
How Can You Help?
Help power BIG futures for children in Okeechobee by making a $20.17 donation to commemorate our 10 year anniversary.
Make your online donation today or mail your donation to:
Big Brothers Big Sisters
208 N Parrott Ave
Okeechobee, FL 34972