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Jan 29, 2020 – Students in our Beyond School Walls program visited the PA State Capitol Complex. The students had expressed interest in visiting so our staff arranged for them and their mentors to receive a tour and an introduction to various governmental career opportunities. Senator John DiSanto welcomed the students personally, talked about his career path and during the start of the Senate session, he recognized everyone attending from Big Brothers Big Sisters. The students and mentors then got the opportunity to meet Representative Patty Kim and listen to her story of becoming a representative.

Special thanks to Long, Nyquist & Associates for arranging for the tour and meetings with Senator DiSanto and Representative Patty Kim.


Recent Updates

Jan 28, 2020 – Meet some superheroes-in-training! They worked with their SUPER mentors at PHEAA to make a super-powered strength chain. Each Little Superhero identified their super powers like sharing, making friends, having a big imagination, puzzle solving, signing and more to make their strength chain. Then, they selected their costumes and designed their super shields! Thank you PHEAA mentors for helping these Little Superheroes embrace who they are!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region was named a finalist for the 2020 CPBJ Nonprofit Innovation Awards. CLICK HERE for article.
Thank you Cummins employees for your generosity! The personal care item bags are a welcome gift for kids in our programs and their families.
A sweet surprise for our newly matched Bigs and Littles! During their Annual Day of Service, Hershey Entertainment & Resorts employees assembled activity bags for Bigs and Littles for their first match meeting.
THANK YOU! CLICK HERE TO VIEW DAY OF SERVICE

Jan 22, 2020 – Students in our Beyond School Walls program are in their junior year. BBBS staff asked the students to identify careers they’re interested in pursuing after graduation. We invited professionals in those fields to join us at Capital BlueCross for today’s session and speak with the students about their career paths, life stories and opportunities.

Thank you to our guests from: Brown Schultz Sheridan & Fritz, Capital BlueCross, Lower Paxton Police Department, NTM Engineering, Penn State Harrisburg, PHEAA, PA State Police, Sodexo & UPMC Pinnacle for speaking with the students about career opportunities.

A great start to 2020! We have our new building sign installed. Shout out to Egan Sign!
Little Brother learns about the weather on the CBS21 “21 Days of Caring.” WATCH VIDEO

2020 News, Events & Features

1/22 – BBBSCR Named Finalist for CPBJ Award – “Finalists named in CPBJ’s Nonprofit Innovation Awards” CPBJ


2019 News, Events & Features

We are honored to be recognized as the Harrisburg Magazine‘s Readers’ Choice 2019 for the “Generous Spirit” category. We are thankful to be part of an incredible community that supports youth mentoring. We are amazed everyday by the generosity of our volunteers and supporters.

12/20 – Video of Little Brother learning about the weather. – “21 Days of Caring: Big Brothers Big Sisters” CBS21
10/18 – LIVE VIDEO of Chris Garrett going Over the Edge. – “Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region “Over the Edge” 2019” Fox43
10/18 – Video of rooftop view as Ali Lanyon goes Over the Edge. – “‘Over the Edge’ for Harrisburg’s Big Brothers Big Sisters” ABC27
10/18 – “Tom Russell goes ‘Over the Edge’ for Harrisburg’s Big Brothers Big Sisters” CBS21
10/16 – “Heart of the Midstate: Many will go ‘Over the Edge’ to help local children” ABC27
10/6 – Podcast: Mid Penn Bank joins BBBSCR to discuss Over the Edge. “Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the Capital Region” Insight with Sylvia Maus on iheart
10/2 – Big Sister Erin and Little’s mother prepare to go Over the Edge. “Mommy Minute: Special pair set to go ‘Over the Edge’ for Big Brothers Big Sisters” ABC27
9/26 – Tom Russell shares rooftop view for Over the Edge fundraiser. – “Harrisburg’s Big Brothers Big Sisters to hold ‘Over the Edge’ event” CBS21
8/22 – Video about “Over the Edge” rooftop rappel fundraiser. – “Go ‘Over the Edge’ with Big Brothers Big Sisters” Good Day PA
8/14 – Article about Over the Edge adventure fundraiser. – “Ready to rappel? Big Brothers Big Sisters will strap you in for a good cause” The Burg
5/20 – “Field day builds bonds between police, kids.” ABC27
5/20 – Police officer mentors meet Littles for field day. “Making a Difference: Bigs in Blue Helping Young Mentees” CBS21
5/2 – “Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region Launches ‘Grow Big Grow Well Initiative” Mechanicsburg Chamber of Commerce
5/1 – Grow Big Grow Well program launch. – “Mommy Minute: Big Brothers Big Sisters initiative focuses on physical, mental wellness” ABC27
4/18 – Community service recognition awarded to Jonestown Bank & Trust, a BBBSCR program partner. – “JBT Earns PACB Hometown Champion Award” Lebanon Valley Chamber of Commerce
3/20 – BBBSCR board members discuss community impact. “Bowl for Kids’ Sake fundraiser” Good Day PA
3/3 – Podcast: BBBSCR discusses programs and upcoming events. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region Pt. 2” Insight with Sylvia Maus on iheart
2/27 – BBBSCR receives grant for IT update. – “Dozens of projects funded as Dauphin County announces 2019 gaming grants.” The Burg
2/24 – BBBSCR participates in Match Maddness. “Partnership for Better Health to launch annual Match Maddness.” The Sentinel
2/23 – Podcast: BBBSCR announces new branding and talks about programs. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region Pt. 1” Insight with Sylvia Maus on iheart
2/18 – Article about positive impact of mentoring. – “What’s the Buzz?: Recognize your mentor this month” The Sentinel
2/12 – Article about Beyond School Walls program growth with Capital Blue Cross – “Big Brothers Big Sisters initiative highlights career exploration, soft skills for the workplace.” CPBJ
1/9 – National Mentoring Month Video featuring Derry Township PD Garth Warner. – “Become a Mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters” Good Day PA