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BBBS Independence and Tri-County Active Adult Center Launch Unique Beyond School Walls Mentoring Program

BBBS Independence and Tri-County Active Adult Center Launch Unique Beyond School Walls Mentoring Program

On Thursday, November 29th, 2018, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence (BBBS Independence) will officially launch a partnership between BBBS Independence, Tri-County Active Adult Center (TRAAC), and...

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BBBS Independence Region Hosts 5th Annual Fashion Touchdown

BBBS Independence Region Hosts 5th Annual Fashion Touchdown

PHILADELPHIA, PA (Nov. 1, 2018) — Fashion meets football for the fifth annual Fashion Touchdown runway show, as Philadelphia Eagles players and their significant others will sashay down the catwalk...

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Independence Region Unveils New Brand Positioning Aimed at Volunteer Recruitment

Independence Region Unveils New Brand Positioning Aimed at Volunteer Recruitment

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (BBBS Independence), along with more than 270 Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates across the country, today unveiled a new, modern look and brand...

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Celebrity Guest Bartenders & Social Mixer at Red Owl Tavern

Celebrity Guest Bartenders & Social Mixer at Red Owl Tavern

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region and its Philadelphia Regional Board of Directors will be hosting a social mixer at Red Owl Tavern to raise awareness and funds for youth mentoring in the...

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1,000 Guests for 15th Annual Summer Picnic

1,000 Guests for 15th Annual Summer Picnic

Over 1,000 Bigs (adult mentors), Littles (child or teen mentees) and their families will gather for a free, fun-filled day of food, face painting, carousel rides, arts and crafts, relay races, and a...

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Scott Bentley Charters Locomotive for Littles

Scott Bentley Charters Locomotive for Littles

Local business owner, philanthropist and “big brother” Scott Bentley will be hosting an upcoming Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (BBBS IR) student/mentor end of school year...

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Mentor Workshop Hosted at George Washington High School

Mentor Workshop Hosted at George Washington High School

MENTOR IR in collaboration with the Mayor’s Office of Education’s Community Schools initiative, will facilitate a workshop and training session.

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#PHLYouthTalks: Gun Violence from Parkland to Philly

#PHLYouthTalks: Gun Violence from Parkland to Philly

The Philadelphia Youth Commission (PYC) and Mayor’s Millennial Advisory Committee (MAC) are co-hosting a special #PHLYouthTalk for Philadelphia’s youth to tell their stories about the impacts of...

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Food Extravaganza “FlavorFest” Sizzles in South Jersey

Food Extravaganza “FlavorFest” Sizzles in South Jersey

FlavorFest will feature all-you-can-eat food tastings from 12 of South Jersey’s best local restaurants and caterers.

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2017 News Archive
Fashion Touchdown Raises Over $300K

Fashion Touchdown Raises Over $300K

Last night 720 guests filled the Ballroom at the Ben to watch Philadelphia Eagles players and their significant others swap...

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4th Annual Fashion Touchdown 2017, Presented by Marrone Law Firm

4th Annual Fashion Touchdown 2017, Presented by Marrone Law Firm

For the fourth year running, Philadelphia Eagles players and their significant others will team up with Big Brothers Big...

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Selected by NRG for Choose-To-Give

Big Brothers Big Sisters Selected by NRG for Choose-To-Give

Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (BBBS Independence), the region’s leading one-to-one youth mentoring...

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NEW Event and Partnership Announcement: ‘Building Big Awards’

NEW Event and Partnership Announcement: ‘Building Big Awards’

PHILADELPHIA, PA (June 8th, 2017) – One Liberty Observation Deck and Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (BBBS...

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Philadelphia Eagle Rodney McLeod Helps Recruit Mentors

Philadelphia Eagle Rodney McLeod Helps Recruit Mentors

PHILADELPHIA, PA (April 4, 2017) — Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Region (BBBS Independence) and Philadelphia Eagle...

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Official Launch of

Official Launch of "Bigs in Blue" Youth Mentoring Program

PHILADELPHIA, PA (March 24, 2017) — BBBS Independence and the Philadelphia Police Department (PPD) today announced the...

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