Big Brothers Big Sisters Henderson County

Outreach Coordinator: Steve Kirkland, henderson@bbbswnc.org
Program Coordinator:  Jennifer McKinley,jenm@bbbswnc.org
Office Phone: 828-693-8153      
Fax:  696-1675
Address: 851 Case St., Hendersonville, NC 28792
[In the Children and Family Resource Center]

SponsorsHenderson Happenings:

Bowl for Kids’ Sake  March 4

Join us for Bowl for Kids’ Sake on Saturday, March 4! See the Events page on our website for details. Just gather 3-4 of your friends to form a team. Each team member raises a minimum of $50 to participate. You don’t need to be good bowlers — you just need to care about kids!  Fill out the Team Registration Form and send to Steve Kirkland at henderson@bbbswnc.org to reserve a bowling time on March 4.

A Taste of the Vineyard  2017
When: Friday May 19, 2017 
Where:  Saint Paul Mountain Vineyards
“At Saint Paul Mountain, we want to give back to the community, and we have adopted Big Brothers Big Sisters. Watch for future events to help educate the community on the great deeds they do in our county. “


Read about BBBS each month in the Times-News
Henderson County Program Coordinator Steve Kirkland shares info on and insights into the BBBS program in his column “What’s the Big Deal?” Here is the latest article:   January 2017
http://www.blueridgenow.com/news/20170112/celebrating-national-mentoring-month

Feature of a Big and Little in the Times-News
Big Brother Bill Green and Little Brother Tyreke share the story of their lasting friendship:    http://www.blueridgenow.com/article/20160113/NEWS/160119954/1151?Title=Reflections-of-a-longterm-Big-Brothers-Big-Sisters-match-

Project BIG Start!

Khloe-Sallie Upw 2014Volunteer just one hour a week to help struggling 1st, 2nd, and 3rd graders do better in school! Henderson County Schools and Big Brothers Big Sisters  of Henderson County are partnering for the 2015-2016 school year to provide more students with caring role models. Contact Steve at 693-8153 or visit the website to download an enrollment form.

Programs

School-based Mentoring Program:  Volunteers are needed to mentor one hour a week.  Schools served: Bruce Drysdale Elementary, Upward Elementary, Dana Elementary, Fletcher Elementary, Etowah Elementary, Glenn Marlow, Sugarloaf.

Community-based Mentoring Program:  Volunteers are needed to share outings at least twice a month with a young person who needs a supportive role model. The volunteer must have reliable transportation. Outings might include sports, festivals, art, baking, library, and local attractions.