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Fueling Change: Believe in Me’s Support of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Innovative Program

This year, we’re taking a significant step towards making a lasting impact on marginalized youth. We’ve awarded $2,500 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest, solidifying our dedication to providing children with chances to build self-confidence and achieve success. The grant specifically supports Big Brothers Big Sisters’ innovative Activity Boxes Program, offering carefully curated thematic boxes that provide mentorship pairs with diverse and engaging activities, ranging from cultural explorations to hands-on STEM experiences. This initiative reflects our commitment to financial support and fostering meaningful and enriching experiences for the youth we aim to empower.

Believe in Me’s Vision and Mission

Believe in Me’s vision revolves around empowering children with the self-confidence needed for success. Through their mission, fueled by the generosity of supporters, they fund youth empowerment programs that provide marginalized kids with a safe haven, a loving family, a sense of community, and opportunities for learning, building self-esteem, and having fun.

Our Commitment to Diversity, Equity & Inclusion

A commitment to diversity and inclusion is at the core of Believe in Me’s mission. The organization strives to create a warm, inclusive, and friendly space where individuals can confidently explore their potential. Equal opportunities are emphasized for all, regardless of background or circumstances, fostering a nurturing community that celebrates individuality and promotes meaningful growth.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest

A Closer Look: Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Activity Boxes Program

Believe in Me’s grant supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest’s innovative Activity Boxes Program. This program provides quarterly activity options for matches: Big/Mentor and Little/Youth pairs. These carefully curated activity boxes revolve around various themes: Culture, Movement, Visual Arts, Baking, Creativity, and STEM.

 

Here is a glimpse into the captivating contents of these kits, each thoughtfully curated to offer diverse and engaging experiences:

Culture Kit: Includes tickets to attractions like MAC, gondola rides, carousel visits, and a downtown scavenger hunt.

Visual Arts Kit: Features movie tickets, children’s theater passes, and a gift certificate for creative activities like pottery.

Baking Kit: This kit contains ingredients for baking cookies and cakes and a gift certificate to Hello Sugar.

STEM Kit: Offers rocket kits, Lego certificates, and supplies for tie-dye or alcohol paint.

Innovation and Impact:

 

The Activity Boxes Program addresses the need for planned access to events and activities, ensuring matches can make the most of available resources. This strategic approach aims to result in greater utilization of the opportunities presented.

Number of Youth Supported

Believe in Me’s grant is set to positively impact 50 youths through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest’s Activity Boxes Program, contributing to the organization’s overarching goal of creating and supporting mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

“This grant enriches our one-to-one mentoring relationships by providing unique and interactive activities for matches to share together. Because of this grant, many of the children we serve will gain new experiences they might not otherwise access. And our mentors will certainly appreciate having these new and really cool activities pre-packaged and ready to go for them! I would not be surprised if several matches discover their new favorite activity or two through our new Activity Box Program."
Kyle West
CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland NW
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest

Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Rich History and Mission

With a history spanning over a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been instrumental in changing kids’ perspectives and providing them with opportunities to reach their full potential. The organization incorporated locally in 1965, and has served thousands of children and their families living in Eastern Washington and North Idaho..

 

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is clear—to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that unlock the power and promise within each youth. The vision is ambitious: a world where all youth achieve their full potential.

Joining Forces for Change: Believe in Me and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the INW

Our support for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest exemplifies a shared commitment to empowering the next generation. Through innovative programs like the Activity Boxes, these organizations make a tangible difference in the lives of marginalized youth, paving the way for a brighter and more promising future. 

 

Discover the remarkable nonprofits we support on our website: www.believeinme.org/programs. Your time is a valuable asset, and we welcome your involvement, whether through volunteering, sharing this story to amplify their mission, or making thoughtful donations that play a crucial role in sustaining and expanding the positive impact on the lives of children in need. Join us in making a lasting difference!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Northwest

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