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In This Issue: June 2017
 60 Men in 60 Days

60 Men in 60 Days is Big Brothers Big Sisters annual male recruitment campaign. This year the campaign will run from June 15th through August 14th in order to recruit the men we desperately need to mentor boys in our community. More than 70% of our children waiting for a mentor are boys, but only 3 out of 10 inquiries to volunteer come from men. In both our community based program and mentor2.0 program, we have three times more women than we do men.

Please encourage the men in your life to consider volunteering. Every new volunteer will have the opportunity to help a child realize how a caring adult can impact their lives and help them follow their dreams. Find more information about the 60 Men in 60 Days campaign here.

June Big of the Month

Congratulations to Ella Leeper, June Big of the Month. Read more about Ella and her Little, Sarah, here.

New Match Discount

Big Brothers Big Sisters is excited to announce a new match discount with Main Event. The discount is Little will receive a free $10 FUNcard when Big purchases a $10 FUNcard. The match discount card must be presented at the time of purchase to receive the discount. Main Event is located at 4040 Pan American Fwy NE, Albuquerque, NM 87107.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Upcoming Events

  • 6/24 Mentor2.0 Volunteer Training
    10 AM- 12 PM.
  • 6/27 Mentor2.0 Volunteer Training
    6-8 PM.
  • 6/30 Crossroads NM Clay workshop 5:30- 7:30 PM.
  • 7/04 Office closed for Independence Day.
  • 7/11 Community Based Volunteer Training
    6-8 PM.
  • 7/13 Man Up Luncheon 12-1 PM. RSVP Here.
  • 7/14 Spaceport America Trip
    7 AM- 5 PM.
  • 7/15 Community Based Volunteer Training
    10 AM- 12:30 PM.

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

Man Up Luncheon

Big Brothers Big Sisters invites men of all ages and backgrounds to join us for a free lunch to learn about how you can become a Big Brother. Guest speakers, including Albuquerque mayoral candidate, Brian Colon, will inspire you to volunteer to become a Big Brother in 2017. There are nearly 200 boys in the Albuquerque area waiting for a Big Brother. This event is limited to 60 participants. To attend this event RSVP here.

June Match Anniversaries

Congratulations to all of our matches who have anniversaries in June. See match anniversary list here.

Words of Wisdom

"There's no shame in fear, my father told me, what matters is how we face it."

-George R. Martin

Mentor Tip of the Month

June's tip comes from an article written by Alicia (A.M.) Morgan. The article is titled "5 tips for mentoring youth." Read Alicia's advice here.

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Need Something to Do With Your Little?

2017 Annual Swim Pass Program. Free swim passes are now available at all Albuquerque Substations as well as Albuquerque and Bernalillo County Fire Stations. These passes will be given out through June 30th or while supplies last. Find more information about the program and a list of locations giving the passes out here.

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

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