February 2023 Edition

This February we have many events and opportunities for our Bigs and Littles. Read below about the upcoming plans and program highlights for the month!

Black History Month

February is Black History Month, an observance that turns our attention to the contributions of African Americans to the United States. This month honors all Black people from all periods of US history.

Since 1976, every American president has designated February as Black History Month and endorsed a specific theme. The theme of Black History Month 2023, Black Resistance, explores how African Americans have resisted historic and ongoing oppression.

To learn more about the history and significance of Black History Month, click here.

REACH Recap & Highlights

Thank you to all the matches who attended our January REACH events! We hope you enjoyed your time, learned something new, and met other matches. We look forward to seeing you in February.


Check out our February REACH! Hope you are able to join us for “Fun with a Purpose”.


REACH activities are for our Community based Bigs and Littles to spend time together. Bookmark our REACH page on our website and refresh your page regularly to make sure you have the most up-to-date information. Don't hesitate to reach out to your Match Support Specialist if you need anything. 

School-based Highlight

Check out some of our School-based locations working on holiday cookie decorating! Our Bigs and Littles have been bringing out their creative side to create some beautiful treats.

Community-based Highlight

In honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Big Brothers Big Sisters hosted our annual REACH Keep the Dream Alive art workshop! Community-based matches painted

their own canvas with assistance from expert art instructor, Francheska Gomez

from Karaya Art LLC. Their beautiful paintings all focused on visually

portraying who they are as individuals.

Mentor2.0 Highlight

The mentor2.0 team would like to highlight a recent event at Tenor High School! Mentors and mentees spent the night playing a variety of games, working

on schoolwork, and, of course, enjoyed a few snacks.


We successfully reached our National Mentoring Month goal! Our multiple recruitment events, social media engagement, and community partners helped

make our goal attainable. Thank you to everyone spreading the word about BBBS!

Third Space Brewing Event

Pints with a Purpose at Third Space Brewing was a great turnout! BBBS supporters celebrated the launch of our collaboration West Coast IPA BIG Beer and enjoyed delicious food from Tot’s On The Street food truck.

Stop in to Third Space Brewing and try our BIG Beer (available until March 31) to support one-to-one youth mentoring relationships within the community!

Parent/Guardian Corner

Parent Resources:

Our partnership with Children’s Wisconsin continues to grow and we encourage you to learn more and attend their upcoming workshops! Triple P is hosting virtual and in person events through May! Please see click here to see dates and sign up. Triple P will help you develop positive parenting skills to manage stress and encourage healthy habits, and that can mean more good days for your family.

Summer Opportunities:

Are you looking for fun, safe, and purposeful activities for your child/children this summer? We have compiled a list of summer camps and scholarship

opportunities for your family. Click the button below to see!

2023 Summer Camp Opportunities

February Match Anniversaries


Celia + Chloee

Chloe + Re'yelle

Danika, John + Derrick

Edward + Dariel

Heather + Lily

Isaac + Kameron

Lauren + Tahlia

Lisa + Savannah

Michaela + Milaya

Mitchell+ William

Nikita + Jaquaisa

Oliver + Michael

Tou + Angel

Trinity + JaNadia


Chrysta + Elizabeth

Frankie + Leticia

Jelena + Emily

Lilly + Chevelle

Matthew + Alejandro

Ryan + Arius

Steven + Kassius

William + Oscar


Alexis + Breanna

Alexis + Laniya

Greta + Jalisa

Hera + Unique

Jenny + Aaliyah

Lindsey + LeiLani

Nick + Jamarie

Rebecca + Zarriona

Sean + Taylor


Betsy + Aaliyah

Catey + Leah


Sheri + Anjericka


Dan + Torrance

Gisela + Alondra

Jordan + Dayton

Lisa + Kennadie

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