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Get to Know Big Brothers Big Sisters

Throughout the year, Big Brothers Big Sisters hosts events and informational sessions to increase awareness of Big Brothers Big Sisters youth mentoring programs and how they benefit the Peoria area.  These events will showcase our Community-Based and Lunch Buddies youth mentoring programs.

Would you like to learn more about the program? Get introduced to the vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters and meet the staff!  You won't be asked for any financial contribution, but we would welcome any advice and feedback that you might have. 

For more information, or to RSVP, please contact Jami Truelove at 309-637-1771 or jami@hoibbbs.org.

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Pat Ferrell of Peoria Named National Big Brother of the Year

Pat Ferrell, a Big Brother with Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters, has been named the 2013 National Big Brother of the Year by the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. ... Read More