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January Mentor Month packed with opportunities to participate and celebrate in the Central Carolinas.
January, 2017  --  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte is kicking off our 45th anniversary in Charlotte with January Mentor Month celebrations.
In participation with the organization’s partners, below are a few ways you can be part of a year of success for our children.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte Big of the Year Awards
Thursday January 19 6:00-8:00pm
Suite, at the Epicenter
All are invited to visit with this past year’s mentors and celebrate with those who have demonstrated their commitment to the lives of our children. Whether you are currently a Big, or want to see what it’s all about, come enjoy the celebration. Register on the Events page.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Dining for Dollars
Sunday January 21 11am-9pm
Foster's Grille – Concord Mills
8520 Pit Stop Court, Suite 10; Concord 28027
20% of the proceeds from sales will be donated to Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Cabarrus.


Mayors Mentoring Alliance Town Hall and World Cafe
Tuesday, Jan. 24 10 a.m. - noon
Foundation for the Carolinas
Hosted by Mike Collins WFAE’s Charlotte Talks, the Town Hall will feature a panel and roundtable discussions about the importance of mentoring in Charlotte. Members of the panel will include representatives from My Brother's Keeper, the City of Charlotte, local business leaders and community members.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte is proud to be a partner in this critical organization supporting mentoring.  Register at


Mayors Mentoring Alliance Mentor 101 Training and Agency/Mentor Speed Networking
Wednesday, Jan. 25 9 a.m. - noon
Covenant Presbyterian Church
Ready to become a mentor but not quite sure where to start? The Mentor 101 training will provide potential mentors with effective mentoring practices, including an understanding of your role as a mentor and how to engage with your mentee. After the training, mentors will participate in a short series of conversations with local mentoring agencies to learn more about their organizations.  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte is excited to be here to share the details of how we support our children in adversity.  Register at


Mayors Mentor Alliance "A Night at the Museum" Awards Gala
Thursday, Jan. 26 6 - 8 p.m.
Harvey B. Gantt Center
Community members, mentors and mentees are invited to join us for a celebration at the Harvey B. Gantt Center. During the event, the Mayor's Mentoring Alliance will present awards to deserving mentors, mentees, mentoring agencies and organizations that support mentoring. Big Brothers Big Sisters was thrilled to receive one of these important recognitions last year, and looks forward to cheering on this year's winners.  Register at


Bowl for Kids Sake in Charlotte
Saturday February 11 9am-4pm
Ten Park Lanes, 1700 Montford Drive
The biggest opportunity of the year to raise funds for BBBSGC while enjoying a little competition and fun with friends, family, and coworkers. Sign up a team now through the Events page.

Bowl for Kids Sake in Cabarrus
Tuesday, February 28 4:30pm-9pm
Dave & Buster’s Concord Mills
An opportunity to raise funds for the town of Cabarrus. Can you spare an hour of fun for a good cause? Sign up a team now through the Events page.

For lots more information about mentoring, celebrations, and events, and to join the conversation, visit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Charlotte’s Facebook page.
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