Better Together Video Celebrations Our Mentor, Our Friend: Keith Wintersteen Giving Tuesday Now Thank You SDYHA - Congrats, Grads! Amazon Smile Campus Kids Officers 2020-2021 Spotlight: Zach Tenhave, Campus Kids $5 Call to Action - Board Member Positions Open Bowl For Kids' Sake Cops Fore Kids Open Event & New Supporters Share
"My Little Brother has an A+ in math after we have been working on homework together over video chat each week." -Big Brother
It is with great sadness we share the loss of a great man and mentor to many. Keith Wintersteen served on the SDYHA Board of Directors and was actively involved in putting together outdoor events for not only our youth but all youth in the community.
"He was a great teacher and friend, he could explain anything so anyone could understand it. He was EXTREMELY passionate about the outdoors and love teaching people. You could ask him anything. If he didn't know an answer to a question you had (which was rare) he could point you in the right direction or he would find it out himself and let you know. He was a great person to talk with if you needed a laugh or help with literally anything. He had great stories that could help anyone relate and feel welcomed." -Rachel Dather, SDYHA Match Support Specialist
We pray for comfort and peace for his family, co-workers at the Outdoor Campus West, and all who came to love him.
Thank you to our Giving Tuesday Now donors! We are #BiggerTogether because of you! Thank you for making the powerful decision to stand with each and every one of our Littles on Giving Tuesday Now. Their futures are brighter because of the investment you made.
Congratulations to our SDYHA Littles who are graduating. We wish you all the best and will be here cheering you on! We are so proud of you.
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Campus Kids is already gearing up for the 2020-2021 school year! We are proud to announce the Campus Kids Officers:
President: Savannah (pictured) Vice President: Nathaniel Treasurer: Madilyn Secretary: April
See you in the fall!
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills SPOTLIGHT
Zach Tenhave, Campus Kids
Zach has been with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Black Hills since 2016. He has been a Campus Kids volunteer, helped the agency with outreach for fundraising, and has spent countless hours recruiting volunteers. Described as a “big kid”, he easily related to the Littles of Campus Kids. He often sat alongside the children to help them with homework, finish a project they were working on during Campus Kids or listened to them talk about their joys and worries. He prioritized the betterment of the agency, always advocated for the Littles in need, and became a valuable team member at BBBSBH. His advocacy, passion, determination, and friendship have left a legacy.
Zach, we will miss you more than we can ever tell you! Thank you for letting us be a part of your journey and for pouring into the lives and futures of the kids in our community. You changed lives! Things won’t be the same without you. You have a home here; any time you want to come back. We are incredibly proud of you and wish you the best of luck! –All of us at BBBS
“My Little Brother is bummed we aren't getting together right now but he understands and we talk on the phone often."
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 South Dakota Fraternal Order of Police Chapter 2 representatives, Big Brothers Big Sisters leadership team, and the Cops Fore Kids planning committee have decided it is in the best interest of everyone involved to cancel the Cops Fore Kids Open 2020.
We care about each and every one of you and want you to be able to focus on your health and safety. Just because we are canceling this year doesn't mean we've lost anything. We are simply pressing the "pause" button on the Cops Fore Kids Open. We look forward to a great event next year!
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.