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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami recently announced the launch of the new YOUmedia Miami center, a space designed to introduce local youth to technology and support talent growth with $250,000 from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation.
CBS4 News is committed to bringing you stories about why mentoring matters and mentors aren’t always teachers, coaches or parents. Sometimes they are cops. At the Bright Futures School of Excellence in Northwest Miami-Dade, when one particular officer shows up, it’s not because there’s something wrong, it’s because there’s something right.
This week’s dedication ceremony at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Miami’s Carnival Center for Excellence unveiled 11 new strategic partnerships with community organizations to provide a wide range of services and resources to the nonprofit’s constituents.