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Houston Match Activities

Houston Match Activities

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UPCOMING ACTIVITIES AND EVENTS (details and registration links below):

1/28/23 – Special Saturday Open Office Hours for Matches and Families

1/29/23 – UH Women’s Basketball Game (Special $4 Tickets for BBBS folks!)

2/18/23 – Save the Date: Be the Light Tour, a Mobile Career Center and an opportunity to build a resume, sharpen interview skills, get a free headshot, and connect with employers. This event is open to Bigs, Littles/Mentees (age 18+), Parent/Guardians, and others in the community. More details coming later this month!


In case you missed it, I wanted to include a message from our BBBS Greater Houston President, Alistine Turnbull-Blackshear:

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Thanks to supporters like you, we can accomplish that mission here in Houston!

Here at Big Brothers Big Sisters:

We are deliberate and direct. We understand that our mission is urgent and essential, and we do not apologize for our passion.

We are inviting and inclusive. We work to ensure that every child, volunteer, employee, and guardian feels part of our mission.

We are powerful and positive. We know our work is changing lives, and we are confident that we are bettering our communities.

We are genuine and honest. We talk like real people because interactions change lives.

With the help of champions like you, we always show up BIG in defending youth potential across all Greater Houston.


YMCA Memberships: Did you know that as an active Big/Mentor with BBBSTX, you and your Little get FREE memberships to the YMCA? The YMCA of Greater Houston partners with BBBS to offer a free citywide membership to all matched Bigs and Littles enrolled in the BBBS mentoring program. Membership gives you access to 26 YMCA locations throughout the Houston Area and is valid for one year from date of your YMCA enrollment. (You may renew for free yearly as long as you continue in an Active Match with BBBS). If your match should close, your membership with YMCA will discontinue the month following the closure of your match. If you would like to sign up for the YMCA, please click this link to complete the form and membership application will be mailed to you at the end of the month:


If you are unable to attend with your Little, please let your Little’s Parent/Guardian know about these events. They will also receive a Parent/Guardian email with some of the events listed.

BBBS Event: Open Office Hours @BBBS Downtown

Description: If you want a place to hang out with your Little but don't know where to go or what to do, come on by the BBBS office! We’ll have board games and art supplies and books and plenty of space for you and your Little. You can bring snacks or something to eat, schoolwork, games, or other activities, and we'll supply a cool place for you to hang out.

Date: Saturday, January 28, 2023

Time: 11am-3pm

Location: BBBS Downtown, 1003 Washington Ave, Houston TX 77002

Registration Link to Sign Up (click or copy/paste to your browser):

BBBS Event: BBBS Day at UH Women’s Basketball Game – Cougars vs Tulane

Description: University of Houston Athletics Department would like to recognize Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star - Greater Houston for their hard work and dedication to serving others. UH is offering BBBS folks, friends, and families specially priced $4 tickets to the UH Women’s Basketball game.

Date: Sunday, January 29, 2023

Time: Game starts at 1pm

Location: Fertitta Center, 3422 Cullen Blvd., Houston TX 77004*

*Please plan ahead for parking or consider taking public transportation to the game.

Click here to access the UH ticketing website to purchase your tickets: UH Women's Basketball Tickets

Create an account if you don’t already have one, and have your tickets sent to your phone by Mobile Delivery. 



Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has announced a national partnership with T-Mobile, where we have the opportunity to connect our eligible Little/Mentee families to the T-Mobile Project 10 Million. This initiative has T-Mobile providing FREE 100 GB of internet per year for 5 years AND a FREE hotspot (including free shipping) to qualifying families. There are no fees, costs or annual re-certifications. Check out the following link to see the eligibility requirements and to learn more: T-Mobile Project 10 Million

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is offering tips to our volunteers on how to make the most of the Match relationships with Littles and their families. During each episode, you’ll hear from a Big and a Parent/Guardian as they share how they’ve enriched their mentoring relationship through positive experiences, collaboration, and engagement. You can listen to episodes 1-5 by clicking here:


- Miller Outdoor Theatre has free performances: (Note: Miller Outdoor Theatre will resume events in March 2023)

- Discovery Green has free yoga, Tai Chi, Screen on the Green, and a lot of fun activities for Bigs+Littles and Littles+Families.

- Check out Hello Woodlands for fun and free events in the Woodlands/

- Houston on the cheap is your resource for saving money on entertainment, fun, restaurant deals, special events and other bargains:

- Looking for a list of Things to do in Houston, with kids? Check here for restaurants, activities, things to do, and places to go:

- For a list of 365 Things To Do In Houston, you can find general activities and events here:\

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