Big Brothers Big Sisters-Haywood

Program Coordinator:  Martha Barksdale
1233 N. Main St.
Waynesville, NC 28786
Phone:   Office 828-356-2148     Cell 828-273-3601
Email: haywood@bbbswnc.org

Haywood County BBBS has a Facebook page!

Wanted to let everyone know that Haywood County now has a Facebook page and we are truly excited! Please take a moment and like us so you can get updates from us! I also would like to encourage our Big Brothers and Big Sisters to post photos of their outings with their “Littles” there so we can all share in the fun! This is also a place for the parents of our littles to get updates on activities and outings in the area. So start sharing and posting!

School Survey Results

June 2011 – Results of surveys with Haywood County school counselors and teachers showed that youth who have a Big Brother or Big Sister improved in the following areas:

  • 90% improved relationships with adults
  • 80% improved self-confidence
  • 70% improved relationships with peers
  • 60% improved academic performance
  • 60% improved classroom behavior

Haywood County Discounts available

Free Asheville Tourist tickets on home games Sunday through Wednesday – call 828-253-1470  for more  information.

Free golf at Junaluska golf course – Big pays full price, little is free.
Free admission to Wheels Through Time museum for big and little– show BBBS ID card.

Randall Glen Gem mine and horseback rides –Big pays full price, little is half price. Call 828 683-5758 to make a reservation.

For a copy of Buncombe county activities call 253-1470.

If anyone is interested in day passes to the Haywood Fitness Center or the Waynesville Recreation Center, please give me a call the Haywood Program Coordinator.

Activity for kids 12 – 17

FREE!!!  Kids at Work! Through the culinary arts.  This is a cooking program where you learn to be a chef, plus you get to eat well.  It is designed for afterschool from 3 – 6:30pm 2 days a week and some transportation is available.  Located in Waynesville. Visit this page for information.

Ideas Request

Bigs:  If you have regular places in Haywood County where you visit or eat with your little, let me know and I will locate the management of that place to seek discounts.  I am open to ideas to help fund some of these expenses.