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Exciting News!
BIGS is pleased to announce that the Traverse Area Association of Realtors (TAAR), comprised of over 850 members and 200 affiliate members, has chosen Big Brothers Big Sisters as its Primary Community Partner for the next two years!
TAAR knows a thing or two about building strong communities, and together, TAAR and BIGS will work together to provide mentorship opportunities for children in our community who are in need of guidance, providing a positive influence to keep them on a path to a bright future.
Traverse Area Association of Realtors & Big Brothers Big Sisters....Building Strong Children and even Stronger Communities. 
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steveMeet Bigs' new Case Manager Steve Andrews!

Steve joins us with previous experience working for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Marquette and Alger counties, where he was a case manager as well as a Big Brother for two years.

Steve earned his Bachelor’s degree in Political Science from Central Michigan University. He is currently overseeing volunteer recruitment and match support for our community and school based matches in Grand Traverse and Antrim Counties. "I have always had a passion for youth development. Helping ensure that at-risk kids in our community have access to the support structure they need to thrive and excel is why I come to work each day."

When Steve isn’t at work he enjoys playing rugby for the local Men’s club team, the Blues and enjoying Michigan’s great outdoors with his wife and son.

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Looking for something AWESOME to do with your Little or your family??

Northwestern Michigan College is offering a fun and unique way to give back to the community while getting an up-close look at some of the most exciting new technology available on campus.

Saturday Nov. 12, NMC students will host an Exploration Day at NMC’s Parsons-Stulen building (formerly M-Tec) from 10 a.m.–3 p.m. to benefit the NMC Food for Thought “Fill the Pantries: Food Drive Challenge.”

Community members of all ages are invited to explore and play with some of the latest equipment from NMC programs including a 3D printer, unmanned aerial vehicles, flight simulators, robots, computer programming, remotely operated submarine and more! This a family friendly event with robot face painting, local baked goods and fun events for people of all ages. There will be information and staff to talk to about NMC’s tech programs. Elk Rapids Public Schools will be showcasing their Lego robotics program. All area tech or robotics teams are welcome to contact us to showcase their work. Please email us before November 9 to secure a spot.

Suggested admission is 10 non-perishable food/hygiene items or $5 per person. Products and funds collected will help fill shelves at 51 area pantries.

The NMC Food for Thought “Fill the Pantries: Food Drive Challenge” is a semester long service learning project that pairs NMC students and the Northwest Michigan Food Coalition. In 2014, with the help of the community, the challenge brought in more than 30,000 items to battle food insecurity. Food and hygiene products will be delivered to the pantries in time for Thanksgiving.

For more information:

Kristy McDonald
NMC Professor
(231) 995-1059

Jake Krystyniak

Student Contact

(517) 518-2721

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Bigs is collecting non-perishable food items as part of the NMC's Food For Thought program now through November 19th!

You can drop your donations in the big red bin right outside our office door - super easy! Our office is located at:

900 E. Front St., Ste. 125 in Traverse City

Food for Thought is an awesome service learning project led NMC's Professional Communications Class!! Students are working to fill fill local food pantries in time for Thanksgiving.

All donations serve our community directly and help to ease the need of our neighbors experiencing food insecurity.


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