Jewish Big Brothers Big Sisters, through a grant from the Massachusetts Mentoring Partnership and contributions from a private donor, are launching a new mentoring program geared toward Brookline teens. JBBBS has partnered with the Brookline Teen Center (BTC) to bring “Bigs to Brookline,” matching Big Brothers and Sisters to teens connected to the Center. Says
At fiscal year end, September 30, with 503 total clients served across programs, the JBBBS organization reached more children in need and adults with disabilities than at any other point in its 95-year history. “That number only really tells part of the story,” says Joni Kusminsky, Manager of Recruitment and Communications at JBBBS. “We’re an inclusive
“Jewish Big Brothers Big Sister’s Friend 2 Friend program is about two people in a one-to-one relationship,” says Director of Friend 2 Friend, Jan Klein. “On a basic level, Friend 2 Friend fosters meaningful friendships between a volunteer and an adult with a disability. With no formal intention, the program enriches individual lives.” Friend 2
YoPro, JBBBS’ young professionals’ community, is comprised of current and former volunteers, donors, alumni Little Brothers and Sisters and other young adults passionate about the organization’s work. YoPro events are great opportunities to have fun, swap JBBBS stories and support the cause. Recently, YoPro’s Outreach/Recruitment team, organized a social event timed to coincide with #GivingTuesday.
JBBBS Board Member, Liri Kovalski, sounds off on her decision to chair the biggest Young Professionals event on the organization’s calendar – and why you won’t want to miss it. Let’s talk about the “YoPro” After-Party. What’s it all about? The YoPro [Young Professionals] After-Party is a fun night out on a cold March