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Big Brothers Big Sisters shows its impact through the stories of our matches.  Each year, we ask our network to help us identify those special stories that best describe what we are all about!  We are proud and honored to announce the 2018 Igniting Potential Award winners. 

Each match exemplifies the belief we share in the potential of children, and how the simple act of friendship, coupled with consistency and encouragement can ignite that potential to change the trajectory of their lives.

BBBSMV wishes to thank the Bigs, Littles and parents for their willingness to share their story with the community.  In addition to being presented an award at a special workplace ceremony, their images and stories will be incorporated into the organizations marketing efforts over the next 12 months.  These will include workplace and community presentations, PSAs, marketing materials, and social media efforts.

BBBMSV wishes to thank Local 4- WHBF for their in-kind donation to produce the video stories.  We would also like to thank the River Center for allowing us to use their space for taping! 

Please feel free to click below to view their stories:


Victoria Blackmer and Shermiya


Brittney Carstens and Catrina


Cole Berglind and Ben



Tina Solheim and La'Shiah


Josh Paul and Kobe

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