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In This Issue: December 2016

Discovery Festival 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters would like to thank everyone who participated in Discovery Festival this year. The event was a massive success in providing the youth of Albuquerque more information about STEM related fields in New Mexico. We are looking forward to next year, and can't wait to see how this event becomes bigger and better in 2017.

Bowl For Kids' Sake 2017

Ahoy, me hearties! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central New Mexico has started raisin’ booty t' provide nurturin' and mentorin' relationships fer th’ lads and lasses in our community. We be searchin’ for crews of buccaneers to help us pillage some pirate’s gold and then parrrty wit’ us at this year’s Fool’s Gold Treasure Bowl on April Fools’ Day.

For over 40 years, Bowl for Kids' Sake has supported Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies throughout the country serving as our premier fundraising "Thank You" Party. After raising awareness and funds for a few months, we thank our volunteer fundraisers with a bowling party at Isleta Fun Connection.

This year, the swashbucklers are walkin’ th’ plank. Gather yer grog and yer gumbo and set yer compass to April 1, where fer th' sake of th' wee minnows, we gather treasure and feast!

Find more information on Bowl for Kids’ Sake here. Ready to register your crew of pirates? Click here.


December Big of the Month

Congratulations to Kathleen McKinstry, December Big of the Month. Read more about Kathleen and her Little, Madison, here.




Big Brothers Big Sisters Upcoming Events  

  • 12/17 Volunteer Training from 10:30 AM- 12:30 PM.
  • A Very Merry Matches Movie Night from 4-7:30 PM. This is a free event at the Downtown Banque lofts on the 8th floor warehouse.
  • 12/23- 1/02 Office will be closed. 
  • 1/03 Office will reopen.
  • 1/10 Volunteer Training from 6-8:30 PM.

Ever wonder what else is going on with Big Brothers Big Sisters? Find our calendar of activities here.

Need Something to Do With Your Little?

Tuesdays are five dollar movie days at all Cinemark Movie Theatres. There are two theatres here in Albuquerque that follow this promotion. These theatres are Century 14 Downtown and Century Rio 24.

Check out the Free Events page at ABQtodo. Check out our match discount page here.

Plan to Attend

Big Brothers Big Sisters "A Merry Matches Movie Night" holiday celebration is approaching quickly. All matches are invited to the 8th floor warehouse of the Downtown Banque Lofts on Saturday, December 17th. Doors will open at 4PM for crafts, games and refreshments. This year we will be showing a double feature of the animated version of Dr. Seuss's How the Grinch Stole Christmas at 4:45 and Elf at 5:30. Get ready for a fun filled night of holiday cheer.

Mentor2.0 Corner

Mentor 2.0 is slowing down for the holidays. We've had another solid and successful semester. We would like to announce our mentor of the month and the winners of the mentor2.0 raffle. Read about them here.
Words of Wisdom

"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens can change the world; indeed, it's the only thing that ever has."

-Margaret Mead   

Mentor Tip of the Month

This month tip comes from teen motivational speaker Josh Shipp. The article is called The Power of One Caring Adult: Every Kid is ONE Caring Adult away from Being a Success Story. Read the article here.

Brag A Little About Your Little

All Littles with a story submitted about them will receive a special prize. For those who submitted a story already, find information about how to receive the prize here.

Find information on how to submit a story here.

December Match Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our matches who have anniversaries in December. Find out who is celebrating an anniversary here.

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