80 Matches today! Big Brothers Big Sisters of Poland is thrilled to announce that 80 caring adults have stepped up to be mentors. The BBBS matching process, professionally supported by our staff, helps to create a lasting relationship between a child and mentor. Each match is unique and enriches a mentor’s life as well as a child’s.
Another Katalyst Engineering teacher training workshop in the bag! Forty-seven 4th-grade teachers from 10 Warsaw schools were taken through “Secrets of Green Roofs”, Gotta Get Engineering’s fully-supported, free and open engineering curriculum module for elementary schools. The module uses 3D printers and kids engineering sets to integrate engineering design and 3D printing technology with core academic knowledge in science, math, IT, technology and art.
Sto Lat! Family for Family celebrates its first birthday today. There are over 300 Families enrolled in the program and Receiving Children have benefited from more than 250 Sharing Family donations. Sharing makes kids happy! Research by psychologists of the University of British Columbia confirms it. When kids become Sharing Kids with Family for Family, they experience for themselves the happiness that comes with sharing.
Today’s a big day for Katalyst Engineering! 20 teachers who are a part of the ‘Gotta Get Engineering’ program are helping test out the new fourth grade weather module ‘Secrets of Green Roofs’ that pilots in 5 Warsaw schools this month. This new module, which meets curriculum requirements, uses 3D printing techniques and hands on kids engineering sets to teach both engineering principles and weather.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Poland hit the fifty-mentor mark today. We are so proud of the volunteers who have committed their time and energy to help a child. The impact that mentoring makes in a child’s life has been documented through independent research and shows that the children begin to believe in themselves because a mentor believed in them.
Whoo Hoo! “Family for Family” reached more than 100 matches between Sharing and Receiving Families! These high-quality hand-me-down clothing help children from less-affluent families build their self-esteem by reducing the gap in material goods between them and their peers. At the same time, more advantaged children can feel the real joy that comes from giving.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Poland has been selected by PwC as an official volunteer partner for PwC employees. “One of our initiatives is encouraging our employees to be leaders in the community and to be positive role-models for kids by becoming mentors through the Big Brothers Big Sisters program,” said Elżbieta Żórawska, PwC Foundation Coordinator. “We hope every business in Warsaw will step-up and take part in this unique and effective program that helps Polish kids.”