Thank you to everyone who has already purchased their Big Brothers Big Sisters license plate.
On Saturday, May 20th, Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with the St. Lucie County Aquarium and Jimmy John’s Fort Pierce to bring Big Brothers Big Sisters families a hands on learning experience and family picnic. Big Brothers Big Sisters families did an ocean life scavenger hunt, experienced a touch tank, and explore aquarium exhibits. Families worked together to complete a scavenger hunt and learn about sea creature habitats. Families used microscopes in the discovery room and got to touch sea animals at the touch tank. After fully experiencing the aquarium, families enjoyed a great dinner catered by Jimmy John’s Fort Pierce. With the support of wonderful community partners, the over 60 people in attendance truly made some great memories.
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 parent Sherry P. said, “Sometimes, you just have to make time to do things together as a family.” Life can become very busy and it can become difficult to do things together as a family. Big Brothers Big Sisters believes that when families have meaningful learning experiences together, that the bonds of family become that much stronger. The Family Links to Learning Program provides families with a fun and free way to make family memories!
We’re proud to have been awarded a grant from Bank of America to help fund Family Engagement Activities. This program seeks to give families meaningful learning experiences through hands on learning opportunities. With Bank of America’s support, we’re expanding economic opportunities and solutions for families in St. Lucie County. We believe that by connecting families to the community, that we are better preparing them for the future. #BofAGrants #econmomicmobility #PoweringBIGFutures
Thank you to 211 Palm Beach/Treasure Coast for awarding Big Brothers Big Sister as Organization of the Year in Indian River County today at 211 HelpLine’s Non-Profit Awards, Jewels of the Treasure Coast Luncheon.
In April, Big Brothers Big Sisters families were treated to two awesome family events in St. Lucie County. The events are educational, fun, and completely free for Big Brothers Big Sisters families to attend.
On April 22nd, Big Brothers Big Sisters partnered with Fort Pierce Central’s Culinary Arts Program, Cobra Café, to bring Big Brothers Big Sisters families a Family Cooking Class! Families, with the help of Cobra Café students, worked in groups to create a healthy and tasty meal. The meal included roasted chicken, oven baked potatoes, and sautéed broccoli. After preparing their meal, families sat down together and enjoyed the meal in the beautiful Cobra Café dining room. All families went home with a healthy cookbook and information about safe food preparation. Big Brothers Big Sisters parent Gloria applauded the event and thoroughly enjoyed it with her children. Gloira said, “This event was very hands on for everyone. My son told me that he learned how to cook today, this made me really happy.”
On April 29th, Big Brothers Big Sisters worked with the St. Lucie Mets baseball organization to bring families a Baseball Bash! Members of the Mets organization came down to the Mets conference room and spoke to families about their career with the Mets. This was very valuable as children learned about new types of careers. Families then went outside and learned proper stretching techniques and did some group exercises together. Families were then treated to a picnic style meal on the right field terrace. After dinner, families went onto the field for the national anthem and enjoyed a great baseball game. Every child left with a Mets backpack, a children’s book about baseball, and many great memories.
These events part of a grant from Bank of America, seek to give families meaningful learning opportunities. Our cooking event’s goal was to show families that healthy eating can be easy and fun. Our goal with the baseball event was to give children a better understanding of careers and to help parents to empower their children to achieve career goals. These goals were achieved through hands on learning opportunities. We believe that by connecting families to the community, that we are better preparing them for future challenges. We believe that by giving families meaningful learning experiences, that family bonds become that much tighter. We believe in Powering BIG Futures.
Thank you to Indian River State Colleges’ Men’s Basketball Team for helping out with tear down for The Taste of St. Lucie. Big Brothers Big Sisters is so appreciative of your help! Help show your support for IRSC Men’s Basketball Team and sign up a child in your life for their Basketball Summer Camp, June 5th – 9th and June 18th – 22nd. Click here for more information about the IRSC Youth Basketball Camps.