January 2017 E-Newsletter
Thank you for celebrating National Mentoring Month with us in January!  

Annual Meeting 2017

We held our Annual Meeting on January 19th at the Hanover Insurance group. Not only did we enjoy spending time with nearly 100 supporters,  alumni, staff, board members, corporators and guests-- we made some exciting announcments and delivered well deserved awards. Click here to read all about the event!

Thank You to our Donors

We depend on the generosity of our donors to ensure our mentoring programs continue to thrive. We received the following grants in January:

Welcome New Board Members!

We had the honor of welcoming three new people onto our Board of Directors this month. Click here to read more about them!

Mikala Guertsen, of  Sterling, MA,  is the Clerk of the Corporation at Avidia Bank.

Derend Jeffrey, of  Marlborough, MA, is Senior Director for Nerium International.

Todd Tallman, of  Ashland, MA, is the President and CEO of
Southbridge Savings Bank.

Get your Tickets for the Big Celebration!

Saturday, March 18, 2017 at Holy Cross
Join us for the Big Celebration: Casino Royale, our annual spring fundraiser. We will have casino games, live & silent auctions, live entertainment, plenty of food and more. Tickets are on sale now, get yours today!

A Message from our CEO During National Mentoring Month

"As I think back to my own experiences of 2016, I am grateful to have had special people in my life to share these notable occurrences, not because these experiences were necessarily remarkable (some were), but because life is all the more meaningful when you have someone to share these experiences with. If you think back to important moments in your life - good or bad, positively affirming or incredibly challenging - it is likely that you can point to a person or two who helped you make sense of the experience, or cheer its utter awesomeness, or push you to persevere through its difficulty..."  Click here to read the rest of our CEO, Jeffrey Chin's, incredible message!

Bowl for Kids' Sake

Get ready to bowl a strike and make an impact! We will host our 2nd annual  Bowl for Kids' Sake  event on April 8, 2017 at the AMF Auburn Lanes . Anyone is welcome to start a team of 4-6 people. Contact  Jackie  if you are interested in getting involved. 

Our Bigs deserve BIG Appreciation 

In honor of National Mentoring Month, our staff thought it would be fitting to pay a visit to some of our incredible Bigs to show our appreciation. We have visited several randomly selected Bigs with prizes and BIG Appreciation awards just to say thanks.  Stay tuned on our Facebook for for awards to come! 

If you have pictures of you and your Little having a great time together, we'd love to see them! 
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Interested in getting more involved with BBBS? We are currently recruiting members for our Board of Corporators. Click to learn more or email Allison James to learn how to join. 

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