Big Ideas E-Newsletter
September 2010

September Match

Hello from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward!

Dear Friend,

We are in the midst of celebrating National Hispanic Heritage Month and would like to pay tribute to all of our Hispanic/Latino Bigs, Littles, donors, parents and staff! Thank you for all you do to positively influence and enrich our community. Muchas gracias!

I'd also like to give a sizzling thank you to all of the folks at Publix Apron's Cooking School for making "An Evening with Paula Deen" absolutely spectacular. The sold-out event raised nearly $6,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward to expand our programs into one more school.

It's not too late to purchase tickets to our largest annual fund-raising event, Deja Vu Homecoming. Join us for this "out-of-sight" celebration to help change more lives in our community. You won't want to miss it! Follow this link for more information.

Remember to check us out on Facebook, follow us on Twitter and watch some really great videos on our YouTube channel.

As always, I encourage you to donate, volunteer or forward this email to a friend. Start something BIG!


Ana Cede´┐Żo
Chief Executive Officer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County
In the News

Deja Vu Homecoming

Join us on October 9, 2010 for our largest annual fund-raising event, Deja Vu! This year's theme is "Homecoming." Follow this link for more info.

Hispanic Heritage Month

Honoring our Hispanic/Latino matches. Teach your Little about National Hispanic Heritage Month, or attend a local event in celebration of their heritage.

Paula Deen

Publix Apron's Cooking School and Paula Deen's "An Evening with Paula Deen" raised nearly $6,000 to fund a new Big Brothers Big Sisters school program. Follow this link to learn more.

Macy's Thanks For Sharing
Enroll in Macy's "Thanks For Sharing" now through December 31. You'll get 10% rewards while benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters! Follow this link for more info.

Did you know?
67% of former Littles surveyed agree that their Big played a role in their decision to attend college.
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Aquanauts Scuba Diving Adventure

ScubaAquanauts Scuba Academy recently extended an exciting scuba diving experience to 10 lucky children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward County. This extraordinary opportunity was first brought to the agency by one of our very own Big Brothers, Chad Chernet, due to his involvement with Diveheart.

Chad said, "I am very glad that everyone thoroughly enjoyed themselves. Nothing makes me happier than teaching people how to scuba dive."

The purpose of this event was to provide children a sense of accomplishment, self-confidence and independence. The program included a unique underwater orientation to scuba. Some children may also have the opportunity to take part in a second event which includes an open water dive.

Marcia Harris, a parent of two children who participated in the event said, "This program is incredible and my kids could not stop talking about it. I am a certified diver and I was listening to everything the instructor told them. He used language they could understand and was very detailed. They can't wait to go back for the second lesson."

To view pictures from the event, follow this link.

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Visit our updated "For Bigs" section of our website for articles and activities for Bigs and their Littles. Have an idea? Email activity suggestions for other matches.

Looking for some community projects to do with your Little? Click here for some ideas.

Donor Spotlight

Sixth Star Entertainment
As one of our anniversary sponsors, Sixth Star Entertainment has been a proud supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Broward fore more than eight years. Sixth Star has also produced each of the agency's largest annual Deja Vu fund-raisers. For more information about Deja Vu, follow this link.

Founded in 2002, Sixth Star Entertainment & Marketing has become the leading provider of events and entertainment in the world. Sixth Star takes great pride in being creative by using the latest cutting edge technology in graphic design, scenic decor and video production services. For more information visit

In This Issue
In the News
Big Picture
Donor Spotlight
Match Anniversaries

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Match Anniversaries

One Year:
Tiara and Simone
Nina and Shirlyn
Tiera and Megan
Shanterior and Amelia
Jazmyen and Patricia
Ta'Shayle and Dina
Leondra and Susan
Jacari and Stephen
Mar'kaila and Christine
Shambria and Tracey
Cheyenne and Brooke
Sandy and Diane
Nadird and Nicolas
Samantha and Courtney
Shaneisha and Emmanuella
Robyn and Alison
Ashley and Constance
Shayunte and Joan
Sabrina and Stephanie
Kassandra and Kira
Jaylin and Leonard
La'Quesha and Chantel

Two to Four Years:
Jeremiah and John
Savannah and Trisha
Andrea and Michele
Nakiya and Ashley
Rasheed and Brenton
Clardine and Melissa
Ashley and Felicia
Andrew and Austin
Lorissa and Candice
Conn and John
Franchesta and Carrie
Nelson and Craig
La'davionna and Lilian
Alexcia and Laura
Deo'montae and Marc
Dinesha and Sheri

Five to Nine Years:
Shuanna and Roslyn
Marvin and Cassandra

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Six Degrees September Mixer

UpcomingEventsUpcoming Events

At the World-Famous Bahia Mar
Saturday, October 9, 2010

Six Degrees Mixer
At Trulucks
Thursday, October 21, 2010

Six Degrees Bigwig
Featuring Dwight and Dinah Stephenson
of D. Stephenson Construction, Inc.
At the H. Wayne Huizenga School of Business & Entrepreneurship
Nova Southeastern University, Main Campus
Thursday, November 4, 2010

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