2016 BBBS Battle of the Beltways Bowl for Kids Sake Fundraising Event set for May 6th

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Come out and support Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area as they partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake for the 2016 Battle of the Beltways Bowl for Kids Sake fundraising event on Friday, May 6th, 2016 at Bowlmor Rockville.

All money raised at this event will go towards matching children with Bigs in Maryland, D.C., and Northern Virginia. Your support at this event can help BBBS raise the money to match a Big with a Little for an entire year! There are hundreds of children in the area that are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Mentors provide one-on-one support, friendship and guidance that all children need and many do not receive.

Sign up as part of a team of 6 or as an individual and BBBS will place you on a team!

All team members will receive two FREE games of bowling (shoe and ball rental included), a Bowl for Kids Sake T-shirt, food, drinks and chance to win door prizes.

Bowlmor Rockville is located at 15720 Shady Grove Road in Gaithersburg, MD.

Sponsorship opportunities are also available for individuals or companies.
Can’t attend? Make a donation instead and help sponsor a Big/Little match in our community.

For more information on the event, click here.

Register for PROGRESS Speak Up! Conference

The Program for Research and Outreach on Gender Equality in Society (PROGRESS) will partner with Deloitte for the second consecutive year to host a one-day conference, Speak Up!, to teach women and middle school girls the art of negotiation.  This event will take place on Saturday, February 27th from 9am-2pm at Deloitte’s Arlington office. Lunch will also be provided.

PROGRESS is on a mission to eliminate the wage gap between women and men.  We believe that exposing girls to negotiation skills at an early age through Speak Up! will help achieve this goal and pay huge dividends in the participants’ lives. 

This is a great learning opportunity for littles and Big Sisters are encouraged to attend with their littles so they can participate in this interactive session together.

Space is limited.  If you are interested in attending, please RSVP to Rukia Malipula here by February 22nd. Also, please have your little’s parent complete the permission slip included in the email from Big Brothers Big Sisters and bring with you on the day of the event.

Location:
Deloitte – Arlington Office
1919 N. Lynn Street
Arlington, VA 22209

For more information on PROGRESS, please click here.

International Spy Museum Workshop for Youth Interested in Intelligence Career

Do you have a middle or high school-aged little who is interested in a career in intelligence?

Come to the International Spy Museum on Tuesday, February 23rd from 4:30-5:30 PM for a workshop led by Malcom W. Nance, a counter-terrorism and terrorism intelligence expert with a wide-ranging field and combat experience. This a FREE workshop and advance registration is required.

For more information and to register, click here.

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Trip to the National Air and Space Museum and Planetarium

Join area matches for a trip to the National Air and Space Museum in Washington DC to see the IMAX showing of Journey to the Stars on Saturday, January 30th at 2 PM. The show is entertaining and appropriate for all ages. Below is a description of the movie:

Journey to the Stars Description:
Witness the life and death of stars in our sky, including our own sun. Extraordinary images captured by telescopes on Earth and in space, combined with stunning never-before-seen images of physics-based simulations, will launch you through time and space for an incredible trek through our night sky. Tour stellar formations, explore new celestial mysteries and discover the fascinating story that connects us all to the stars. Those who come along for the journey may never see the sky in the same way again. Narrated by Whoopi Goldberg.

Space is limited, so please RSVP to Adriane here by January 20th for a ticket for you and your little. Please provide your name and email/phone number.

For more information on this show, click here.

We look forward to seeing you there!

FREE Desktop Computers for BBBS

Cox Communications has generously donated 105 desktop computers to our littles.  The desktops are gently used, come with a mouse, keyboard and monitor and a Microsoft Office products suite.

To claim your FREE desktop, you must agree to these conditions:

  1. The Big and the Little, or the family of the little, MUST pick up the computer from Cox Communications on December 19th, between 11am-2pm.  The address is: 3080 Centreville Road Herndon, VA  20171.  There will be pictures taken.
  2. The Big and Little MUST agree to participate in an upcoming BBBS computer literacy program from the comfort of their own home. (More Information to come regarding this program)

The computers are available on a first come, first serve basis.  Please RSVP to Wilson here by Thursday, December 17th @ 12 PM.

2016 Todd Miller Scholarship Information

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area is now taking applications for the 2016 Todd Miller Scholarship. High school students, who are littles in the program, and will be graduating in 2016 are eligible to be considered for this scholarship. Applications are due March 1st, 2016.

Please send completed applications to:
Denise Williams, Vice President of Programs
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area
10210 Greenbelt Road
Suite 900
Lanham, MD 20706

For more information on this scholarship and applications requirements, please refer to the email sent from BBBS of the National Capital Area.

RSVP for BBBS Holiday Party

Celebrate the holiday season with area matches at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area Annual Holiday Party on Saturday, December 5th at the Howard University Armour J. Blackburn Center from 11am-2pm! There will be plenty of games to play and BBBS will provide each little with bowling shoes to use at the center’s bowling alley. Pizza, soft drinks and holiday cakes will also be provided.

For directions, please refer to the email invitation from Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The address for the Blackburn Center is:
2397 Sixth Street, NW
Washington, DC 20059

Please RSVP to Wilson at wilson.llerena@bbbsnca.org by Monday, November 30th at 5 PM.

FREE Tickets Available for “Family Concert: Let’s Make Music” Show

Capital City Symphony has generously donated 20 tickets for 10 matches to “Family Concert: Let’s Make Music” at the Atlas Performing Arts Center on Saturday, November 22nd @ 2:30 PM. The show has a musical instrument petting zoo 30 minutes before the event, where kids can come and meet musicians and check out the cool instruments!

You will need to claim tickets at the Atlas Performing Arts Center Will Call.

Please RSVP to Wilson Llerena here no later than Wednesday, November 18th at 5pm, so that we may reserve two tickets for you and your little.

Atlas Performing Arts Center is located at 333 H Street NE, Washington DC 20002.

For more information on the venue and this performance, click here.

BBBS National Capital Area The BIG Celebration Set for November 4th

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area will host The BIG Celebration on Wednesday, November 4th from 6-9 pm at the Congressional Country Club in Bethesda, MD.

During the event, BBBSNCA will honor their Big Brother and Big Sister of the Year, highlight the value of mentoring and reinforce the importance of their mission. Michael Hargis will be honored as Big Brother of the Year and Kelley Watson will be honored as Big Sister of the Year

Event tickets are $250 each and current Bigs may purchase tickets at a special rate of $100 each. To take advantage of this special ticket offer or to RSVP, please email Kurt Brown, Director of Development, here or call him at (301)794-9170 ext. 14. Additional sponsorship opportunities are also available.

Congressional Country Club is located at 8500 River Road Bethesda, MD 20817. For directions, click here.

Support BBBS of National Capital Area at area BlackFinn Ameripub locations this summer

Make sure to stop by the Blackfinn Ameripub in Merrifield, VA or Washington DC this summer for their annual Summer Fest, where they will donate proceeds from the purchase of select menu items to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area through August 16th!

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