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Big Brothers Big Sisters to partner with YMCA of Greater Erie

By | December 4, 2012 9:30 am | 0 Comments


Big Brothers Big Sisters, a program of Family Services of NW PA, will announce a partnership with the YMCA of Greater Erie during its holiday party this afternoon. Children who participated in the YMCA’s after-school programs will be eligible for a Big Brothers Big Sisters “match.” Matches of youth and adult mentors will meet for… View Article

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Big Brothers Big Sisters to host Volunteer Recognition Dinner

By | November 1, 2012 12:44 pm | 0 Comments


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of NW PA and Highmark Blue Cross Blue Shield are hosting the annual Volunteer Recognition Dinner on Friday. The dinner will recognize a successful “little-big” match. It will also honor major corporate sponsors, including Highmark, Erie Insurance, Scott Enterprises and National Fuel. The event will also launch the… View Article

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Volunteer during the afterschool hours at the JFK Center

By | September 27, 2012 12:12 pm | 0 Comments


The John F. Kennedy Center, at 2021 E. 20th St. in Erie, need volunteers to work with youth and teens during the after-school hours. The after-school program attracts the 2,683 children living in the area, said the JFK Center’s website. The first volunteer shift, from 2:30 to 5 p.m., involves tutoring and reading to youth… View Article

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Recognized Volunteer: Jessica Crossman, Big Brothers Big Sisters

By | July 26, 2012 10:05 am | 1 Comment


When Big Brothers Big Sisters volunteer Jessica Crossman, 28, brought up a trip to an Edinboro farm with her “little” Araja Robinson, 13, Robinson’s face lit up. Details of the trip–a new group of baby calves, Robinson’s first raw milk experience–emerged. “It was gross,” Robinson said of the raw milk. “It tasted all creamy.” “She… View Article

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Foster grandparents mentor Erie youth

By | June 7, 2012 11:29 am | 0 Comments


The Foster Grandparent Program, sponsored by the Greater Erie Community Action Committee, is looking for adults age 55 and older to mentor Erie youth. Foster grandparents are placed in a school, Head Start or other educational facility. They help three to five special needs students with their daily learning tasks. Participating foster grandparents receive a… View Article

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Make a difference with Big Brothers Big Sisters

By | May 29, 2012 12:03 pm | 0 Comments


Big Brothers Big Sisters pair adult volunteers with youth ages six through 13 in the hope that the relationship will have a lasting impact on the life of the young person. The local chapter, run by Family Services of Northwest Pennsylvania, is looking for volunteers over the age of 18 to mentor local youth. Oftentimes,… View Article

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Happy birthday to the Girl Scouts

By | March 12, 2012 11:22 am | 2 Comments


Today marks 100 years of green sashes, press on badges and delicious cookies. What better way to give back to the organization that taught you arts and crafts, camping survival skills and cookie sales(wo)manship than by giving your time? The Girl Scouts of Western Pennsylvania is looking for adult volunteers for a range of roles… View Article

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Curbing bullying at the Ophelia Project

By | February 16, 2012 12:37 pm | 2 Comments


In the play Hamlet, the character Ophelia meets her fate in the shallow waters of a brook, the victim of depression and a broken heart. Taking its name from the Shakespearean tragedy’s maiden, the national Ophelia Project, which is headquartered in Erie,  seeks to curbing bullying and in particular, relational aggression in children and adolescents…. View Article

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