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Houston Match & Family Act...

Houston Match & Family Activities

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Bigs+Littles and Parent/Guardians+Littles & Families are invited to attend these events. Registration is required for most events.

January 2024 Open Office Hours and Field Day

Description: Matches and Families are invited to our (Indoor!) Open Office Hours and Field Day sponsored by Bristow. We will have food, fun, and games. Our Field Days include something for everyone: You can run around and play badminton or practice your soccer skills, pick out free books, do an arts & craft project, or enjoy playing a board game. If you are unable to attend, please let your Little’s Parent/Guardian or Big/Mentor know about this event.

We will have a drawing at this event for $50 gift cards for Matches to use during a Match Meeting! Every Matched Little that is present will be eligible for the drawing.

Date: Saturday, February 10, 2024

Time: 11am-2pm (This is a drop-in event so you can arrive when you like!)

Location: BBBS, 1003 Washington Ave, Houston TX 77002

Registration Link to Sign Up:

Mastering the Basics of Money with KWKC.Org

Note: This is a repeat of the workshop earlier this year. New Workshops will be held in the following months.

Description: Do you want to take control of your financial future, but you have no idea where to start? Littles/Mentees, Parents/Guardians and Bigs/Mentors age 17-28 years old are invited to Mastering the Basics of Money where you'll learn basic money rules that anyone can follow to begin the journey toward creating financial wealth.

Date: Workshops will start February 2024!

Time: 6pm-8pm (a light dinner is provided)

Location: BBBS, 1003 Washington Ave, Houston TX 77002

Registration Link to Sign Up: Mastering the Basics of Money

Sailing Angels with Captain Dave

Description: Matches and Families are invited to learn about sailing and sailing safety, and then enjoy a sailing adventure! The sailing adventure is about two to two and a half hours long. The first half hour is spent getting to know the crew and sailing safety, and when you leave the dock, Littles help steer the boat as you motor out to open water. Littles will learn knot-tying, navigation, and piloting of the sailboat along the way. Once the sails are raised, Littles can take the helm and steer the boat!

Date: Please select your day (during the week or weekends) on the link below.

Time: Be at the dock by about 9:30am for pre-boarding safety training so you are prepared to set sail by 10am.

Location: The boat departs from a marina in Kemah. Exact location will be delivered with confirmation.

Registration Link to Sign Up: Sailing Angels


YMCA Memberships for Littles and Bigs: The YMCA of Greater Houston partners with BBBS to offer free memberships to Littles and Bigs. Membership is valid for one year and may be renewed as long as the Little/Big is active or the Little is on our waitlist. If the Match closes, membership discontinues the following month. Parents/Guardians must accompany the youth to the YMCA to complete their enrollment. Children under age 12 cannot use the YMCA facility without the presence of a Parent/Guardian or Big. Active Bigs and Active or waitlist youth may click this link and a membership application will be mailed: YMCA Membership Request


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:


If you are Big Brother or Big Sister and are on Facebook, please join our BBBS Greater Houston Community-based Bigs Facebook Group:

If you are a Parent/Guardian, please join our BBBS Greater Houston Parent/Guardian group:

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