Big Buddy On Stage

Giraffes Can’t Dance

Thursday, July 10 ~ 6pm

BREC’s Independence Park Theater

$2 donation at the door


As the culminating event of the Big Buddy Summer 2014 Enrichment Program, our Little Buddy actors will be on stage! The students will present the play, “Giraffes Can’t Dance,” with help from their summer instructors and Program Managers.

Concept and Stage Adaptation by Renee Chatelain; Director: El Tahra Ibrahim; Assistant Director: Noel Thompson. Stage production rights of Mid-City Dance Project.

Join us as our students tell the story of Gerald the giraffe, who wants nothing more than to dance. With crooked knees and thin legs, it’s harder for a giraffe than you would think. Gerald is finally able to dance to his own tune when he gets some encouraging words from an unlikely friend.

With light-footed rhymes and high-stepping dance, this tale is gentle inspiration for every child with dreams of greatness.

To support this project and help put our little stars on stage, make a donation to the Big Buddy On Stage project!

New Mentoring Pairs in May

Big Buddy hosted  its monthly Match Ceremonies on Thursday, May 29, where two new Mentoring Matches were made. Each Big Buddy and her new Little Buddy received a certificate commemorating the event and began the journey of a successful semester match relationship!

Meet our newest Big Buddy/Little Buddy Matches!

Congratulations to all our new Big Buddies! Your new Little Buddies are so happy to have you as a new special friend. We look forward to working with you.

Receive Food For Youth This Summer

 Big Buddy Program will serve as a Sponsor for the 2014 Summer Food Service Program, and we are looking for partner organizations that need help providing food for youth. The Summer Food Service Program, administered by the USDA, provides funding for meals for children during non-school days. If you are a local church, school, or other youth service organization looking for an easy, free meal option for your youth this summer, contact Big Buddy for more information!  Continue reading