BIGS ONLY

“We believe that individually we can change the life of one Little, but together we will make a Big Impact in the lives of many Littles.”

Tim Andrews, Big Brother + Board Member

UPCOMING 2017 MATCH EVENTS


UCR STEM EVENT
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Saturday, Nov. 18
11 a.m. – 1:30 p.m.
UCR

Conduct a science experiment with experts at the UCR College of Engineering.

For more information, RSVP here 


BIG AIR
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Saturday, Dec. 9
12-2 p.m.
Big Air Buena Park

Conduct a science experiment with experts at the UCR College of Engineering.

For more information, RSVP here 

LOCAL EVENTS

ACTIVITY IDEAS BY AGE

Riverside

$5 Movies at Dos Lagos Luxury 15 Theatres

2710 Lakeshore Dr, Corona, CA 92883

Movie tickets are $5 for any showings before 6 p.m. on Sundays and all day on Tuesdays and Thursdays

For showtimes, click here.

San Bernardino

Inland Empire 66ers Games

280 S E St, San Bernardino, CA 92401

Click here to check the team schedule and purchase your tickets.

Redlands

Saturday Morning Certified Farmers’ Market

5th and State Street, Redlands, CA 92373

The Farmers’ Market takes place every Saturday and is free to attend!

Rancho/Ontario

Rancho Cucamonga Quakes Games

8408 Rochester Ave, Rancho Cucamonga, CA 91730

Click here to check the team schedule and purchase your tickets.

Temecula

Walking Tours of Old Town

Temecula Valley Museum, 28314 Mercedes St, Temecula, CA 92590

Tours cost $5 per person and usually last 1.5 hours.

For more information, click here.

Sunday Funday at Vail Headquarters

32115 Temecula Parkway, Temecula, CA 92592

The event takes place every Sunday from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. and is free to attend!

For more information, click here.

Ages 5-7
  • Bake and frost cut out cookies
  • Fly a kite on a windy day
  • Go on a walk and collect interesting rocks, leaves or other items
  • Feed the ducks at the park
  • Make a present for someone special
  • Play UNO, Crazy 8s or Old Maid
  • Go for a walk and find interesting places to practice “balancing”
  • Have a peanut butter and jelly sandwich picnic
  • Visit a pet store and decide which is the oddest pet
  • Go on a Big or Little hunt and collect all things with the words Big or Little in them.
  • Cloud watch on a bright summer day
Ages 8-10
  • Start a scrapbook with a page for pictures of favorite things
  • Go on a camera scavenger hunt to find odd objects to photograph
  • Make greeting, get well or holiday cards for special people
  • Visit the zoo at feeding time
  • Read a selected book out loud and tape record it
  • Play miniature golf or go bowling
  • Play Monopoly, Life, Sorry or hangman
  • Go on a field trip to the museum – focus on one exhibit and discuss it
  • Go for a bike ride
  • Make a lemonade or a hot cocoa stand – learn basic business principles
  • Go to the library together
  • Participate in seasonal activities
Ages 11-13
  • Watch a TV program and identify negative stereotypes
  • Look up your state on the Internet: what is the major industry?
  • Build and paint a bird house – watch for occupants
  • Rent rollerblades and learn to skate, safely
  • Make a list of people you admire – look them upon the Internet
  • Take a long ride on public transportation to the end of the line
  • Visit the SPCA and offer to walk the dogs
  • Mow the lawn or wash the car together
  • Play computer and video games together
  • Participate in a community service activity to show your Little the importance of giving back
  • Plan or plant a garden or visit a community garden and offer to help
Ages 14-16
  • Research what happened on the day and year each of you was born
  • Visit the fish market, meat market or other place where food is not prepackaged
  • Research jobs and discuss what each requires for education and experience
  • Go out for dinner at an ethnic restaurant
  • Explore a new radio station together – discuss ads and target audience
  • Plan and shop for ingredients to cook dinner together
  • Go to a concert featuring a favorite performer
  • Try mastering something difficult: juggling, cooking a soufflé, water color painting
  • Watch a professional or semi-professional sporting event
  • Talk about what’s in today’s newspaper

DISCOUNTS

Our local community partners are offering a generous discount for our Bigs and Littles!

Aquarium of the Pacific

100 Aquarium Way, Long Beach, CA 90802, 562.590.3100

  • $18.95 adult admission (regular price $29.95) and $13.95 child admission (regular price $17.95).
  • Click here to purchase discounted tickets and contact Peyton Taylor at ptaylor@iebigs.org for “Store Name.”

Fiesta Village

1405 E. Washington, Colton, CA, 909.824.1111

  • Classic Combo Pass (unlimited mini golf plus lazer tag or skate session) for $10.95 per person
  • Click here to download the flyer.

ONLINE TRAININGS & RESOURCES

Online Trainings

Volunteer Enrollment Introduction

This training offers Potential Bigs an introduction to the enrollment process with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire. It will take you through the enrollment steps, giving you a look at the process from the inside out. This module will also introduce you to what being a Big is about. The duration of this training is approximately 25 minutes.

Youth Protection & Child Safety

The purpose of this training is to teach the basics of child abuse, identify warning signs, learn reporting procedures and understand the long-term consequences related to child abuse. We also hope you will learn skills and gain the knowledge necessary to understand your Little and what to do should they be a victim of child abuse. The duration of this training is approximately 30 minutes.

Resources

 

Coming Soon!

BIGS LEAGUE

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire will be launching our first-ever Bigs League—and you’re going to want to be a part of it!

 

What is Bigs League?

  • A commitee of Bigs just like you! Members will help promote BBBS within their own networks and across the Inland Empire to help us on our Road to 1,000 children served.

Who can join?

  • We are looking for Bigs who are comfortable with public speaking and would like to help us spread awareness about all the great things going on with Big Brothers Big Sisters!

What will Bigs League members do?

  • There are so many ways you can help such as:
    • Share and post on social media about your own outings or agency events
    • Promote, attend and assist at some agency events (Big Nights, Bowl For Kids’ Sake, etc.)
    • On occasion, share your story as a Big at agency events
    • Connect BBBS with businesses, churches and other organization to recruit more mentors

Perks?

  • Your own custom Bigs League name tag for agency events
  • General BBBS business cards to share and pass out in the community
  • Bigs League certificate at the annual Bigs Thank You event
  • BRAGGING RIGHTS!

Contact Monique  with questions or to sign up at MOsorio@IEBigs.org