On Saturday, February 25th, Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with the Florida Archery Foundation to give Big Brothers Big Sisters families a new learning and bonding experience. Big Brothers Big Sisters families were treated to archery instruction from Olympic level instructors. Families stood side by side, as they learned how to shoot a bow and arrow. For the majority of our families, this was the very first time they had ever shot a bow and arrow. Some children were nervous about shooting an arrow for the first time, however; thanks to the support of the wonderful instructors at the Florida Archery Foundation every child succeeded. After archery, families enjoyed a wonderful meal catered by Moe’s Southwest Grill. As families enjoyed dinner together, they shared experiences from the day and enjoyed each other’s company. Every family left the event with a raffle gift and every child left the event with a nonfiction book about the Olympics.
This event, part of the Family Links to Learning program, seeks to bring families together and provide free hands on learning experiences for all involved. We believe that by better connecting families to their community and by giving families meaningful learning experiences, a stronger family connection is created. The Family Links to Learning Program is made possible by The Indian River Community Foundation. Big Brothers Big Sisters parents, Allison Z, says “Thank you so much for another awesome event for the kids! My son had a great time. As I looked around it seemed like everyone was really enjoying their time. We are looking forward to the next one!” We have many more fun learning experiences planned for our families, thanks to the support of many outstanding community partners.