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So far Courtney West has created 19 blog entries.

Beachin’ It!

by Nicole Benner Thank goodness, it’s summer! Warm weather, longer days and, at least for those on the Eastern Shore, endless supply of one of the best free activities—beaches!! The Eastern Shore is blessed to have a wide variety of places to take in the sun- from the avid swimmer to the wader

Mentorship Tips!

by Nicole Benner Happy July everyone! We are officially in full-blown summer—heat and all. We hope that you are loving all of the extra time with your Littles. This month, we wanted to take some time to offer up some tips on mentoring. For anyone who has been working or volunteering in this

Summer Activities

By Nicole Benner Summer is an exciting time for our Littles! They are excited about being out of school and excited/anxious to begin a new grade in the fall. They have a TON of energy and are ready to do fun activities. So how do you fill the summer time? Of course there

National Safety Month

By Nicole Benner Did you know that June is National Safety Month? Since child safety is our #1 priority here at Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore, we thought this is a great time to talk about it. National Safety Month focuses on unintentional deaths and injuries—things that can happen in

A Big’s Story

by Troy Mawyer I met this little dude, Thomas, about ten years ago when I was matched as his mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. I was nervous and full of doubt as to what my influence on this fine young man would turn out to be. This STRONG young man has

June is National Great Outdoors Month

By Nicole Benner We don’t know about you but we can’t believe that June is already here! School’s almost out, the weather is warming up and pretty soon the shore will be in its glory days. Summer is prime time for our communities with all

Memorial Day Events Around the Shore

By Nicole Benner Memorial Day has always held a special place in our hearts here at Big Brothers Big Sisters. Why? It’s the official start of summer! And with all the great activities that go on all around the shore it’s not too hard to find an event going on wherever you are!

April Roundup

Our Official Launch! The Official Launch and Ribbon Cutting was held on Friday, April 21st  and was a success.  Thanks to all the Board Members that helped and attended.  Special thanks to the Marketing Committee for all their hard work. Thanks to Josh Nordstrom for coordinating a $1,000 donation for Courtesy

Mother’s Day

When I was growing up, my mom worked two jobs, sometimes three. I never understood the challenge of finding a balance between work and life until I became a mother myself. Now I know my mom is a hero. She raised two children, worked multiple jobs and still found a way to fill our