Tower Gardens

Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters (BGCBigs) is now the proud owners of five Tower Gardens thanks to the support of our local Juice Plus+ representatives! Early this year, we were approached by Juice Plus+ to discuss their national commitment to put a Tower Garden in every Boys and Girls Club across North America. Today, our McCauley, Tweddle, West, and Kinsmen Clubs are the proud owners of these vertical areoponic growing systems. Each garden is five feet tall … Continue reading

Health & Happy Futures

We are so fortunate to have nearly 3,000 caring volunteers working with children and youth in our community. And we love when they share their experiences with us. Divya Jha is a mentor in our EXCEL Program™ and she recently shared her experience this past year in the hopes that hearing directly from a volunteer will inspire others to get involved.  I have been an In-School Mentor with BGCBIGS since 2011, and I have loved every minute of it. About … Continue reading

Building Strength By Lifting Others Up

The gym was only a quarter full, but it felt packed thanks to the spirited energy and the heat from a few dozen little bodies. Music was blasting from the speakers and all the kids were facing one woman at the front. She was more into it than everyone else, a huge smile across her face, sweat on her brow. Watching her made the kids try harder; they dropped their inhibitions and put more of themselves into their moves. And … Continue reading