Fall is here! And that means it’s time to BOWL!!
Grab your teams and get to fundraising for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Missoula. You will have a month to raise as much as you can, for our mentoring program. Then, as a celebratory thanks from all of us to you, we will be hosting a bowling tournament on Sunday, October 28th and Saturday, November 3rd! We will have prizes, games, food, and much more! Our theme this year is Hollywood Bowl, so be sure to dress up as your favorite Hollywood star — we will have prizes for the best costumes!
If you would like to be a team captain, please call Kelley at (406) 721-2380 for more information.
Nationally, the organization has been serving children since 1904, and Big Brothers of Missoula was founded in 1970 by a group of concerned citizens and social work students from the University of Montana. Big Sisters was added in 1975.
In 1996 the program expanded its services to include a school-based mentoring program as part of the CS Porter Prevention Project. This mentoring program matches elementary and middle school children with positive adult role models who spend time each week with the child at school. Children in this program display improved self-esteem, enhanced academic performance, and a positive sense of the future. These goals are accomplished through consistent contact with the student, and by offering support, guidance and concrete assistance to the child.
BBBS Missoula has always included particularly vulnerable children in our sphere of service. In 1999, the Connections program was started, which sought to provide mentors for first-time juvenile misdemeanor offenders. And, since 2003, we have been matching “Bigs” with children who have an incarcerated parent, through the federally-funded Mentoring Children of Prisoners program.