I like to post an occasional BBBS update of what’s going on with me and my Little Brother so you can see that Big Brothers Big Sisters is a major part of my life. It hopefully shows prospective buyers of my books that I don’t just pay lip service to the organization.
Now that Ethan is 12 and in 7th grade, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern MN (BBBS) offers regular programs and activities for older Littles like him. The activities include learning about post-high school education opportunities, job possibilities in the community, career planning, money management, and other ‘adult’ things.
Last night, we explored career opportunities at our local HyVee grocery store. First, we learned basic information like age requirements, different jobs within the company, and training and scholarship help. Then we toured several departments in the store, chatted with some employees, and tasted some food samples. Finally, hands-on activities were making a floral arrangement and ghost cupcakes. It was a fun and informative evening. I think Ethan and the other Littles got a lot out of the experience.
Here’s what a typical Big/Little activity looks like in pictures:
If you’d like to read more posts about my BBBS activities with my Little Brothers, click HERE. (Note–some of these posts only refer to BBBS. Please scroll down through them to find the posts featuring my Littles. Thanks.