Step Up BIG Detroit!

Step Up BIG Detroit!

About This Campaign

Step Up BIG Detroit! is an invitation to join the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters, a leading youth empowerment organization inspired to create equity and empowerment for the children and youth in our community who need us the most.

WHO WE ARE:
Our vision is for all youth to achieve their full potential. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. We work with youth, 7 - 17 years old in Wayne, Oakland and Macomb counties.

Every year, youth in our programs see better academic performance, achieve their goals, experience meaningful relationships, see a better outlook on life, avoid risky behavior — like skipping school, drugs or fighting, and so much more. In other words, these young people are on their way to BIG, bright futures!

YOUR GIFT WILL HELP US:
-Move youth off our waiting list and into a meaningful, life-changing relationship with a mentor, called a Big Brother or Big Sister.

-Enhance volunteer recruitment, as well as implement ongoing JEDI training for our volunteers, mentors, families, staff, and others who connect with our youth.

-Strengthen our equity programming with a focus on youth social emotional wellbeing and academic success, along with a plan and roadmap for the future.

-Educate our community about the invaluable role Big Brothers Big Sisters plays in moving youth toward success.

When you step up to support Big Brothers Big Sisters, you are doing something powerful to lift up the dreams of young persons left at a disadvantage by the deep divisions in our country surrounding race, prejudice, privilege, class, and perspective.

Step Up BIG Detroit! is an opportunity to make a commitment to justice, equity, diversity, and inclusion [JEDI] in partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Whether you’re an individual, corporation, foundation, or group, you believe that every child should be provided with what they need to achieve their full potential.

You can help expand the reach of Big Brothers Big Sisters throughout metro Detroit and connect more youth to a trained mentor who will provide friendship, opportunities, information, and resources to broaden their horizons about what is possible in life.

Supporters of this campaign become a part of an informed allyship, pulling together and affirming that every youth be given an equitable opportunity to achieve success.

Join us by STEPPING UP BIG to help change young lives today!

EMPOWERMENT ALLIES

  • AAA Auto Club Group

LEADERSHIP ALLIES

  • Delta Dental

BIG ALLIES

  • Ernst & Young
  • Citizens Bank
  • DTE
  • Strategic Staffing Solutions
  • Traction CRM
  • Howard & Howard

ALLIES

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit

Campaign to Support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages 6 through 18, in communities across the country. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people.

Fundraising Participant Personal Goal Amount Raised
2021 Rock Family of Companies Community Challenge
2021 Rock Family of Companies Community Challenge
N/A
6576800
$65,768
Jeannine Gant
Jeannine Gant
477500
$4,775 of $10,000 (47%)
477500
$4,775
Anthony Tocco
Anthony Tocco
262355
$2,623.55 of $5,000 (52%)
262355
$2,623.55
Kathy & Skip Starr
Kathy & Skip Starr
161140
$1,611.4 of $2,500 (64%)
161140
$1,611.4
BBBS of Metro Detroit Staff
BBBS of Metro Detroit Staff
0
$0 of $5,000 (0%)
0
$0
Joe Wichowski
Joe Wichowski
0
$0 of $10,000 (0%)
0
$0
Bigs of BBBS of Metro Detroit
Bigs of BBBS of Metro Detroit
0
$0 of $5,000 (0%)
0
$0
Jehan Crump-Gibson
Jehan Crump-Gibson
0
$0 of $7,500 (0%)
0
$0
  1. Marion Harris
    Marion Harris gave a $2,500 donation to support Jeannine Gant
    5 days ago · Like
  2. Anthony Tocco
    Anthony Tocco gave a $2,623.55 donation
    General personal donation for Step Up Big Detroit Campaign
    24 days ago · Like
  3. Rossetti
    Rossetti gave a donation
    26 days ago · Like
  4. David Fortner
    David Fortner gave a $52.76 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    about 1 month ago · Like
  5. BDO USA
    BDO USA gave a $5,302.30 donation
    about 2 months ago · Like
  6. Lois Herline
    Lois Herline gave a $53.32 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    about 2 months ago · Like
  7. Patrick Ruhlman
    Patrick Ruhlman gave a $105.23 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  8. Jessica Burdick
    Jessica Burdick gave a donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  9. Stacey Divers-Turner
    Stacey Divers-Turner gave a $50 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  10. MICHAEL STUTMAN
    MICHAEL STUTMAN gave a $26.53 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  11. Susan Morosi
    Susan Morosi gave a $52.76 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    Thanks, Kathy and Skip, for all you do to support such a great organization!
    2 months ago · Like
  12. Jann Linstruth
    Jann Linstruth gave a $100 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    Dedication In Honor of: Kathy and Skip starr
    For continued success.
    2 months ago · Like
  13. Cheryl Cusmano
    Cheryl Cusmano gave a $105.23 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    You go girl!!
    2 months ago · Like
  14. Patrick Phalon
    Patrick Phalon gave a $105.23 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    Great work and thank you Kathy for giving us the opportunity to help.
    2 months ago · Like
  15. Peggy Cicci
    Peggy Cicci gave a $53.32 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  16. Lisa Durocher
    Lisa Durocher gave a $21.29 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  17. Lolita Cummings
    Lolita Cummings gave a $50 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  18. kelley@rossmortgage.com Kelley ross
    kelley@rossmortgage.com Kelley ross gave a $100 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  19. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit Kathleen

    Thank you so much for becoming Step Up Big Detroit! Warriors, Kathy & Skip! We are so grateful for your efforts and your support of youth in Metro Detroit through Big Brothers Big Sisters!

    2 months ago · Like
  20. KIM MALLOY
    KIM MALLOY gave a donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  21. KIM MALLOY
    KIM MALLOY gave a donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  22. April Mac Lean
    April Mac Lean gave a $105.23 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  23. Kim Lifton
    Kim Lifton gave a $25 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  24. Kathleen Starr
    Kathleen Starr gave a $530.50 donation to support Kathy & Skip Starr
    2 months ago · Like
  25. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit
    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Detroit

    Check out this recent Today Show interview with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America CEO Artis Stevens highlighting the impact of mentoring on empowering youth to reach their full potential!

    https://www-today-com.cdn.ampproject.org/c/s/www.today.com/today/amp-video/mmvo116819013567

    3 months ago · Like