New Year Recap: The Best Tips from “Being a Big” in 3 Minutes


New Year Recap: The Best Tips from “Being a Big” in 3 Minutes

Posted January 9, 2015

Have you missed out on the most popular tips of our Being Big Blog over the past year? No worries. Let’s celebrate the New Year by taking a look at the articles below to grab several quick tips that our amazing Bigs shared with our community. Don’t forget to subscribe to get more!

1. How to Mentor:10 tips from 10 Big Brothers

Ten experienced Big Brothers share ten helpful tips on how to mentor your Little through the beginning of a match. Remember, research shows that a match of just one year can make a huge difference in the life of a child, so have fun and let your friendship grow.

2. Mentoring Real Life Stories: From Troubled Teen to Stanford Graduate

Allen, like any other young boy in a tough home, just needed a role model to look up to and a friend to laugh with. After his father left, he struggled to find that person – until he met his Big Brother, Paul. Here, Allen shares his story of how his Big Brother became his hero and the missing piece in his life – inspiring him to get a great education and start an amazing career. This is his mentoring real life story.

310 Free Things to Do in Boston With Your Little

It’s finally time to say goodbye to the long Boston winters and say hello to Spring! Instead of being confined to indoor activities, Bigs and Littles can now venture outside for activities in the warm weather. As city dwellers, we know firsthand how difficult it is to find outdoor activities that are inexpensive, kid-friendly and accessible through public transportation. To ensure a fun-filled Spring for our Bigs and Littles, we put together a list of Spring approved free activities for Matches throughout Boston this Spring.

4. Mentoring Real Life Stories: Interview with Big Brother Justin

Justin Strahan was a freshman at Boston College and new to the Boston area. He knew he loved volunteering with kids and thought the best way to make his college experience meaningful was to become a Big Brother. Two years into their match, Justin’s Little Brother, Jelani, has become the brother he never had.

5. Mentoring Real Life Stories: Interview with Big Brother Scott

Scott Howard Jr. is a 24-year-old from Peoria, Illinois who was having some trouble adjusting to the new city of Boston. After finding his place with Mosaic Boston, he knew he wanted to give back in a more meaningful way by encouraging more organizations to make a difference in their communities through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay program. Read about Scott’s experiences as a Big Brother to Little Garrell and his hopes for expanding community outreach across Boston.

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