Their JOY is contagious! Playing a game of Operation together usually errupts into endless laughter between Sam and his Little Brother Jacobi. It's just that simple. When Sam spends just an hour with him every week, he becomes Jacobi's person. The one he depends on to be there, to listen to him and guide him, and be a positive role model. Just being a friend IGNITES a child's greatest potential. The result? Jacobi has greater self-confidence, does better in school, avoids risky behaviors and has greater aspirations.
"It is so rewarding to see how happy he is when we spend time together," says Sam. "And since he’s known me, he’s talking more and more about going to college one day.”
When you give a gift to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, you change lives, like Sam’s and Jacobi’s, for the better, forever. Together we can instill confidence, inspire hope and empower children. They have the potential to change the world.
Will you stand with them?
Matches like these are only possible with donations like yours. Join us, and become a Defender of Potential. DONATE TODAY
LAST CHANCE TO BOWL FOR KIDS IN 2019!
Bowl for Kids' Sake, presented by Camden National Bank and Hannaford Supermarkets, is coming to Bangor and Brewer in November! This is your chance to help Defend the Potential of children in Penobscot County by forming teams with family friends and coworkers, raising awareness and funding for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine, and then coming out to celebrate at a Bowl for Kids' Sake event near you!
Thursday, Nov. 7, Family Fun Lanes, Bangor, 2 - 7pm
Saturday, Nov. 9, Family Fun Lanes, Bangor, 10 am - 2pm
Thursday, Nov. 14, Bangor Brewer Lanes, Brewer, 2 - 7pm
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE or REGISTER NOW
We are in urgent need of adult volunteers to be School-Based Coordinators. If you live in the Skowhegan, Rockland or Winterport area and have just 60 to 90 minutes a week to share with some inspiring high school mentors and their Littles, this is your BIG opportunity to ignite potential in your community! Coordinators are screened, trained and supported as they oversee matches at one of our school programs on the same day and time, once a week, throughout the academic year. It's fun, personally rewarding and a special way to have a big impact on local youth. One of our long-time volunteers says being a coordinator "is the most rewarding work I've ever done." It could be yours too!
Here's Where We Need Volunteer Coordinators Immediately!
Skowhegan: Margaret Chase Smith School, 2 coordinators (Wednesdays, 2:30-3:30 p.m.) Contact Ted Ted@bbbsmidmaine.org (207) 592-4606
Rockland: South School, 1-2 coordinators (Mondays, 3-4 p.m.) Contact Ryan Ryan@bbbsmidmaine.org (207) 236-2227 ext. 101
Winteport: Smith School, 1-2 coordinators (Wednesdays, 2-3:30 p.m.) Contact Mae Mae@bbbsmidmaine.org (207) 592-4616
CLICK HERE TO LEARN MORE ABOUT BEING A COORDINATOR!