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“I would rank my match 10/10 because he [BB] is VERY supportive and kind, he is funny and knows about my allergies so when we go hunting he normally brings a couple of bars, but before bringing them, he asks what kind of bars can you have.” –Little Brother
“Whenever I can't get a good shot at the range, he makes it fun and we make a game out of it.” –Little Brother
SKATING PARTY! We cherish the time we get to spend with our BBBBS family. Each year we get together a couple of times to celebrate. Instead of our annual Holiday Party last year, we had a SKATING PARTY early this year! Here are some great photos! You may want to like and follow our Facebook page so you don't miss the rest!
Thank you to The Black Hills Motorcycle Show!
We were the recipients of $750 that was raised during the Black Hills Motorcycle Show on March 14th and 15th.
Thank you for standing with our Littles! You are defenders of potential!
While Campus Kids will not meet again this year, here are some photos from our last time together! The Young Professionals Group (YPG) spent time playing board games with our Littles.
Thank you, YPG, for a fun time!
A message to our Campus Kids Bigs
A very special thank you to April, Austin, Drake, Hellena, Joshua, Kenneth, Kiley, Leroy, Madilyn, Natalie, Nathaniel, Savannah, Sophia, and Zach. It is because of volunteers like you that BBBS is able to partner with SDSM&T and have a program like Campus Kids. You all give so much and it is greatly appreciated. I admire each and every one of you for all that you do and for what you bring to the program. I see the hard work and dedication you put into this community. It is making such a difference in the lives of the littles who attend Campus Kids and see you as role models. You show them that there is hope to have a better future and that with hard work and dedication you can become whatever you want to be. It is from the bottom of my heart that I say thank you for another wonderful semester.
“Alli loves Jordan and really looks up to her. Jordan is a nurse so Alli worries about her right now.” -Parent of a Little
“Hayden respects Scott and will listen to him. He is even doing his homework because Scott encourages him.” -Parent of a Little
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills SPOTLIGHT
Nicole Burdick, Executive Director, has been with the organization for over a decade!
"Nicole is the heart and soul of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills. She is the glue that keeps all of us rolling. She does it all with grace and honor that I truly admire. Nicole’s passion for this organization is awe-inspiring, and I feel so blessed to call her a colleague and friend." -Dory Batka, Chair, Board of Directors
"Nicole is a true leader. She inspires and empowers those around her. Her passion for the children in the Black Hills is immeasurable." -Savannah Seeger, Development Director
"She's not just a boss to me. I look up to her as a mentor. I know that if/when I need something I can always talk to her and she will give me her honest opinion." -Rachel Dather, Match Support Specialist
"Nicole leads by example and is hard working. She is kind, thoughtful and supportive, making time for questions, needs or struggles." - Graham Wickwire, Match Support Specialist
“I feel positive that Paul was part of this program. He has learned so much, gained self-esteem, helped fight depression, gained a great friendship and looks forward to still being friends and hanging out after the program is done for him.” – Mother of a Little
"My friend Tommy said he is the best dad role model he has ever seen in his life for me." –Little Brother
One-to-one mentoring is a simple, prevention-based strategy to help our youth become resilient despite the adversity they endure.
The need for one-to-one mentoring continues to rise and we need help supporting this growth.
For less than the cost of Netflix each month, you can help fight adversity and start securing a brighter future for the children in our community.
Will you help?
THIS is your call to action. Are you a compassionate and dedicated leader who is willing to do whatever it takes to help change children’s lives for the better? We are expanding our Board of Directors and are looking for individuals that are passionate about strengthening leadership and governance. Will you be a defender of potential? Will you be a positive force for change for the children in our community? If so, email Nicole at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 343-1488.
Bowl For Kids' Sake 2020 has been postponed at this time. New dates and times will be provided as soon as possible and can be found on our website or by clicking the button below.
Bowl For Kids' Sake is our largest fundraiser of the year. All of the money raised stays right here in the Black Hills and is used to make sure children get the mentors they need and deserve.
Why is one-to-one mentoring important? Visit www.BIGMENTORS.com and see the impact it makes!
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The work we do is possible because of the individuals and businesses who link arms with us to help defend the potential of our Littles.
2020 BFKS Event Sponsors Common Cents Midco RCS Construction Modern Woodmen-Rodney G. Bechtold Black Hills Energy The Hair Force Meyer Dana Orthodontics RPM Companies Image All Red Wing Shoes First Interstate Bank KLJ Denny Menholt Auto Group Scull Construction Dave Schmidt Insurance Agency, Inc.