FREE Bowling for Big/Little Matches at Bowl for Kids Sake Fundraising Event on June 9th

It’s time to go bowling!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area will be hosting their northern Virginia Bowl for Kid’s Sake event on Friday, June 9th and would like to invite matches to take part for FREE!

Limited space is available for Bigs and Littles to participate.  To reserve your spot, please contact Masada Johnson at (240) 396-7001 or

The event will take place at Bowlero Centreville (13814 Lee Highway, Centreville VA 20120) from 6:30 – 8:30 PM.

There are also still several spaces available if you have friends, family or co-workers who would like to form a team and fundraise for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area.

For just $1,200, a team of 6 people can bowl for the evening. Why $1,200? That is the cost of maintaining a single One-To-One® mentorship for an entire year.

Registration for teams and individuals is now open!  For more information and to register your team, click here.

The purpose of this fundraising event is to raise money for the many children waiting to be matched with a mentor that provides One-To-One® support, friendship and guidance, in addition to providing great fun for all.

The commitment and support of a Big is life-changing for today’s youth and in order to further our reach for this cause, we are in need of your help.

For more information regarding sponsorship opportunities, team placement or this event, please contact Masada Johnson at (240) 396-7001 or

Big Brothers Big Sisters Day at DC Breeze on June 11th – Purchase Discounted Tickets


June 11, 2017 2 PM – 4:30 PM
Gallaudet University
800 Florida Ave. NE, Washington, DC
Gates open and concessions/music start 75 minutes before the game

DC Breeze is throwing a game day party in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area and we couldn’t be more excited for you to join in on the fun!

Watch the intense game between rivals, DC Breeze and Toronto Rush, and enjoy concessions, music, a raffle, and fun for the whole family!

Use promo code BBBS17 to receive a discount for your general admission tickets. Tickets purchased at the gate will be more, but will also receive a slight discount (if this email is shown as proof of association with BBBSNCA). All children 12 & Under are admitted free of charge.

Additionally, a Youth Clinic will be provided by professional DC Breeze Frisby coaches before the game for any Littles interested in participating.

Simply follow the ticket link below and add the ‘Youth Clinic & Game Ticket’ option to your cart to purchase your general admission tickets and FREE entry for your Little to participate in the Youth Clinic and the rest of the game day party.

(Please print this email out and bring with you to the game
to show association with and support of BBBSNCA)

If you have any questions or concerns in regards to this event, please don’t hesitate to contact Caitlin Goodman, Communications & Outreach Manager at or 202.783.5585 ext. 21.

Reserve FREE Tickets to BalletNova’s Spring Performance on May 20th

BalletNova Center for Dance is offering 20 FREE tickets to our Bigs, their Littles and their families to see their spring show at the Thomas Jefferson Community Theatre (125 S. Old Glebe Road, Arlington, VA) at 3:00 pm on Saturday, May 20, 2017. The tickets will also include a Behind the Scenes Educational Program at 1:30 pm.

The spring show will consist of three performances:

This ballet shares the story of the eccentric Doctor Coppelius, who creates a doll (Coppelia) for companionship. The doll appears so lifelie that she captures the attention of Franz, a young village youth, who is engaged to be married to Swanhilda! Upset that her true love is infatuated with another, Swanhilda realizes Coppelia for the doll she is and dons Coppelia’s clothing to trick Franz. Confusion, mayhem and comedy ensue!

Daphnis & Chloe:
This original work shares the the dreamy tale of Daphnis and Chloe and how this romantic pair were brought together by nymphs and the Syrinx.

‘Hello! Goodbye!’ performed by GinDance:
This dance was inspired by the extraordinary artist Mary Ann Mear’s dynamic sculpture ‘Reston Rondo,’ installed at Hyatt Park, the gateway to Reston Town Center. GinDance Company takes a humorous, cheerful, and whimsical look at the role of the ‘Reston Rondo.’

Tickets will be given on a first come, first serve basis. If you are interested in attending this show, please RSVP your full name, and Little’s name to Caiti Goodman, Communications & Outreach Manager, at or 202.783.5585 ext. 21 by NO LATER THAN MAY 10th.

Ticket Special Available for Area Matches for Intersections Art Festival This Weekend!

Do you and your little enjoy the arts? The Trajectory Dance Project invites all Bigs and Littles to their performance, “Identity: Dancing the Self” and have offered a 2 for 1 special, allowing you to bring your Little for FREE. This program includes (optional) audience participation to join dancers on stage. So sign up today and come to the Atlas Performing Arts Center in D.C. this Sunday, March 5th at 3pm and dance until you drop!

BBBSNCA supporters may also join in on the fun! Use the same promo code to bring a friend or family member with you for FREE to join in with Bigs and Littles.

To receive the tickets, the discount code is Big Brothers/Big Sisters and can be used at the door, or by clicking here to purchase tickets online.

If you have further questions, please contact Caitlin Goodman, Communications & Outreach Manager, at 202.783.5585 ext. 21 or via email at

RSVP for BBBS Holiday Party on December 3rd

Join area matches to celebrate the holiday season at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area’s annual holiday party on Saturday, December 3rd at the King Greenleaf Recreation Center in Washington DC from 11am-2pm!

There will be Japanese flair and culture at this year’s party as BBBS will be partnering with the Japanese Exchange and Teaching Program Alumni Association of Washington DC.

In addition to our annual gift giving, generously provided by Tom Moore and the ROCS Staffing team, our holiday party will also feature components of Japanese culture.  Bigs and Littles will have the opportunity to learn about Japan, participate in plenty of fun cultural activities and spread some holiday cheer.

Activities include:
– Origami folding station
– Calligraphy station
– Chopstick challenge (relay game using chopsticks)
– Learning to write your name in Japanese
– Wearing Japanese hoppi coats and taking pictures
– Traditional Japanese games
– Japanese language table (learning Japanese words through games)

King Greenleaf Recreation Center
201 N St., SW
Washington, DC  20024

Please RSVP to Caitlin Goodman, Communications & Outreach Manager, here by Wednesday, November 30th.

RSVP for Girls Can Do Speaker Event on November 12

Girls Can Do will be hosting an event on Saturday, November 12, 2016 at the Warner Theatre to inspire girls to feel confident in themselves and achieve their goals. The event will include several speakers sharing their success stories followed by activities and Q&A sessions.

This FREE event is a great opportunity for your Little Sister to see her full potential and learn from other successful women in how to reach that potential!

Big Brothers Big Sisters will provide transportation to the event from their Washington DC office. Buses will leave at 9:30 AM.
The DC office is located at:
910 17th Street, NW, Suite 404
Washington, DC 20006

To RSVP to the event and reserve a spot for transportation, please contact Rukia Malipula here or at (301) 794-9170 ext. 13.

For more information on this event, click here.


Sign up for Financial Literacy Workshop on November 5th

Do you think your Little needs to learn about saving money? Does your Little know how to apply for financial aid for college? Could your Little benefit from a lesson on personal finance?

JP Morgan Chase is hosting a Financial Literacy Workshop on Saturday, November 5th to discuss the necessary financial information that every adult needs to know and is inviting 25 matches to attend. This is a wonderful opportunity for your Little to get this necessary information and have the support of their Big who may have already had to deal with a lot of this in the real world.

The following topics will be discussed during the workshop:
-student loans and financial aid
-bank accounts and paychecks
-credit cards and credit scores
-auto loans and rent/mortgage
-mobile and online banking

The workshop will take place from 9:30 AM – 1 PM. Each session can take about 15-20 minutes, depending on the length of the questions and answer session. Lunch will be provided after the final session of the workshop.

The workshop will be held at the Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library (901 G Street, NW).

Please contact Denise Williams here or at (301) 794-9170 ext. 17 by Friday, October 14th so we can provide an official headcount.

How do I get to Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library?

There is metered parking on streets near the library, or library users can park in any nearby paid parking lot. The closest lots to the library are 8th Street between G and H streets (PEPCO building), and H Street between 9th and 10th streets. Users can also access the library via public transportation. Martin Luther King Jr. Memorial Library is accessible via Metro green, red, blue, orange and yellow lines and closest to the Gallery Place/Chinatown and Metro Center stops and several bus routes.

Littles ages 13-19 encouraged to enter “Living the Example” Video Contest

The Mentor Foundation USA recently launched their 2nd national video contest, encouraging high school students (13 – 19 years old) to submit a video demonstrating how they are “Living the Example.”

What does “Living the Example” mean?
It means anything that represents their passion, hobbies, or activities that they enjoy and that they believe can be an example to their peers while promoting healthy, tobacco, and drug-free lifestyles.

What’s the competition prize?

This year, the grand prize winner will win a trip to Los Angeles, California and receive a tour of the YouTube Space in La Playa Vista. The second and third prize winners will win a tech prize package, including a Google Chromecast, Urban Ears headphones and Anker portable speakers.

What does the video need to incorporate?

The contestant needs to include their name, their age, hometown, what school they go to, and have to say “This is how I am living the example.” Click here to see an example of a video a student made in last year’s competition.

Where to submit?
The contestant should submit their video to the Living the Example Facebook Page by clicking here.

What is the deadline?
Contestants should submit their videos by October 21st, 2016. The voting will close at the end of November and Mentor Foundation USA will then announce the winner.

Let you Little know today to celebrate and showcase their successes and their dreams. Bigs and Littles with video editing experience are encouraged to participate in this contest.


RSVP for tickets to Capital City Symphony’s Family Concert on October 16th

Get ready for Halloween and enjoy some ghoulishly good music in Washington, DC with your Little! Big Brothers Big Sisters has 30 tickets available for the Capital City Symphony’s Family Concert at the Atlas Performing Arts Center (1333 H Street NE, Washington, DC 20002) at 5:00pm on Sunday, October 16th.

This year’s program is inspired by the spookiness and fantasy of Halloween, so everyone is welcome to come in costume and join the fun! The concert will be fun, interactive and educational! There will also be a pre-concert Instrument Petting Zoo at 4:30pm where your Little might find their new instrument. OR who knows? you might find yours.

A group of Bigs and Littles went last year, and they had a great time! Contact Caiti Goodman, Communication & Outreach Manager, here or at 202.783.5585 ext. 21 to put your names on the list. We will need this information by no later than Wednesday, October 12th. Matches may pick up their tickets at the Atlas Performing Arts Center’s box office on October 16th.

Participate in International Day of Peace Event on September 21, 2016

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the National Capital Area on September 21 for the Wagepeace Festival on International Peace Day to fight violence by addressing the structural inequalities faced by youth in Washington DC. Come celebrate as local mentoring programs, government leaders and American University join to empower the next generation.

Enjoy speakers, FREE food, performances, peace building activities, social media engagement and fun and games for all ages. This event will also be supporting local DC youth nonprofit organizations, such as BBBS National Capital Area, and will announce ways to make donations to these organizations and get involved in their causes.

This event will take place from 3:30 – 6 PM on the American University campus. Big Brothers Big Sisters will provide transportation to and from their Washington DC office for the first 50 people (25 matches) who register. Contact Rukia Malipula here to register.

For more information on this event, click here or contact Rukia Malipula.