By RudabehShahbazi MIAMI (CBSMiami) – Graduation season is pretty much over, but for one group of high school seniors, they got to walk across the stage for a second time. “Good evening everyone, my name is Julio Burgos and I graduated last week from Miami Central High School. Go Rockets! This fall I will be […]
There’s a significant need for mentors, especially between the end of the schools day and when parents get home from work. Now thanks to a new program college students like Grace Migliozzi can help fill the gap for one student and her family.
Volunteer Month celebrates those who help others, and nonprofit organizations in Miami are focusing on people and companies who help the cause.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami, along with presenting partners Carnival Foundation and Carnival Corporation, hosted its “Experience Big” Gala on Saturday, Mar. 4, at JW Marriott Marquis in downtown Miami.
By Eugene Ramirez HIALEAH (CBSMiami) – A young South Florida woman, who works part-time and goes to college full-time, thanks her mentor for helping her achieve her goals. Hialeah Miami Lakes High School graduate Karla Moran works weekends, and has a rigorous weekday college schedule. “I don’t have the easiest time opening up to people […]
How Florida gives state money to organizations that provide after-school care, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys & Girls Clubs, won’t change anytime soon.
When Karla Moran was a freshman at Hialeah-Miami Lakes High School in 2013, she was shy and communicated very little. A chance pairing through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami’s program “School to Work” placed her as a “little” to May-Ling Martinez, her “big,” her mentor for three years. Now, Moran is confident, open-minded and landed her first job.
His fingers may be studded with NFL Championship rings now, but Darrin Smith’s journey to stardom wasn’t an easy one. It started with a man who volunteered his time to change a young boy’s life. “I was one of those little kids looking out the window,” said Smith. “Is he here yet? Is he here […]
CBS4 is committed to bringing you stories about why mentoring matters. Today, CBS4’s Rick Folbaum introduces us to Lourdes and Cynthia who were brought together by the Big Brother Big Sisters School to Work Program.
They are called “Bigs.” That’s the term given to volunteers who mentor youth through Big Brother Big Sisters of Miami.