Thursday, October 24, 2013

Excuses, Excuses…

“I don’t have time.” “I’m too tired after a day of work.” “I have class.” “I don’t have any good ideas.” Wait, Stop there! There are many excuses for not becoming a Big at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota, but not having ideas to do with a Little isn’t one of them! Why? Because there are so many options to choose from! Mentoring a child has been proven time and time again to have a positive impact on both a Big and Little’s life. See for yourself here  and here!
 If you are unsure of what to do with your Little, here are 10 “Fall-tastic” activities that we think are perfect:
Pumpkin Bowling-how neat is that?!
 1. Visit the pumpkin patch
2. Paint or carve pumpkins
3. Watch a Halloween movie
4. Make caramel apples
5. Play pumpkin bowling
6. Have a fall picnic
7. Rake leaves and jump in the piles
8. Make leaf art
9. Dress up in Halloween costumes
10. Go apple picking
Want more ideas? Click here for an even bigger list of fun and affordable activities, perfect for any season! If coming up with activities was the only reason you were hesitant to become a Big, we hope that you will reconsider. There is no better feeling in the world than knowing you made a difference in the life of a child. See for yourself by becoming a Big at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota today!

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Meet Rachel Bogenrief…

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota would like to formally welcome our newest employee, Rachel Bogenrief! Originally from Forest Lake, Minnesota, Rachel moved to St. Cloud in 2004 to attend St. Cloud State University. In 2008, after graduating with a degree in Business Marketing and minor in advertising, she moved overseas for a year with the organization CRU. After returning in 2010, Rachel became a Private Nanny for a Clearlake family. Rachel officially joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota in September, as a Recruitment Coordinator, and she could not be happier! Mentoring is one of her passions and believes that as a community, we need to be investing in the next generation. She states: “We need to close the gap and become a part of one another’s lives.” All of us at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota could not agree more! Rachel is a positive, driven young woman, and we are extremely excited for her future with us!

 Fun fact:
When Rachel is not working, she loves painting, outdoor activities, and thrift shopping!