Upcoming REACH Activities

Bring your Little to one of our events and have fun with other matches.

Fun with a Purpose

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September 2018 Activities

BBBS Smart Start *All Ages
Wednesday, September 26 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

BBBS Office, 788 N. Jefferson St. Ste. 600, Milwaukee, 53202
Learn! Develop! Grow! Join BBBS for a fun-filled event focused on building your match relationship. This activity is intended for our newest matches, giving you the opportunity to meet new friends, set goals, and learn more about each other. We will have interactive games that will help you with strengthening the building blocks of your friendship. You will walk away with great tips to help you both as you continue to develop your relationship. Dinner will be provided. This event is for matches within the first four months and for all ages.
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“Dream Big” with the Milwaukee Bucks *Ages 12 and older We now have a wait list. Please email bbbs@bbbsmilwaukee.org if you would like to be added to the wait list.
Thursday, September 27 from 5:30pm-8:30pm
Fiserv Forum 1111 Vel R. Phillips Ave, Milwaukee, 53203
Do you know what your Little wants to be when he or she grows up? No matter what the answer is you can always “Dream Big.” Join us for an evening of exploring different careers within the NBA. Working in professional sports is not limited to playing the game. Matches will have the opportunity to learn about career options in professional sports and sports management. This is a special interactive, behind-the-scenes event that will teach Littles about careers, the education they need, and how to make their dream a reality. There will be prizes, giveaways and more! Dinner will be provided. This event is for Littles ages 12 and older.


College Fair Prep Social, Workshop and National College Fair *Ages 13 and older Space Still Available! 
Sunday, September 30 (social and workshop 2:00pm-3:00pm; college fair 3:00pm-5:00pm)

Social and workshop: BBBS Office 788 N. Jefferson St. Milwaukee, 53202
College Fair Wisconsin Center, 400 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, 53203
Middle and high school Littles and their Bigs are invited to a social and workshop to prepare to attend the National College Fair. The workshop will help Littles prepare for the college fair experience. There will be over 200 colleges to check out, talk with and learn more about what they have to offer. This event is for Littles ages 13 and older. Click here to learn more about the National College Fair. Please note: The college fair is open to the public.
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October 2018 Activities


Self-defense 101 *Ages 10 and older
Thursday, October 4 from 6:30pm-8:00pm
MacDowell Montessori School 6415 W. Mt. Vernon Ave, Milwaukee, 53213 (new location)
October is National Bullying Prevention month. Self-defense is a positive way to build confidence by being able to protect yourself when the need arises. Learn from a community expert about real life strategies and situational awareness to avoid confrontations. Learn basic escapes and techniques to get out of situations. This event is for all skills levels of Littles ages 10 and older.
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Parent Connection Series: Family Unity Night *All Ages
Thursday, October 11 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Washington Park Senior Center, 4420 W. Vliet St., Milwaukee, 53208
BBBS invites families and Bigs to attend Family Unity Night. The Mayor has proclaimed the second Thursday of October as a city-wide night for families to celebrate the idea that “Families that eat together succeed together.” We will have dinner, activities, prizes and more. Please connect with your child’s parent or caregiver if you are able to attend. This is a great way to build your relationship and spend time together. Please Note: We have invited our parents/caregivers through email and mail invitations. We encouraged them to invite their Big(s) to attend together with their family. A parent/caregiver must attend this event.



Celebrate Fall on the Farm *All Ages
Saturday, October 13 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Barthel Fruit Farm, 12246 N. Farmdale Rd., Mequon, 53097
Join us for a Wisconsin tradition of apple and pumpkin picking in the fall. Learn about Barthels farm and local farming. There will be tips to identify and pick the perfect fruit. BBBS will provide a peck for you and your Little to pick apples and each Little will be able take a pumpkin home. You are also able to purchase items. We will also have recipes and fall activity ideas for you and your Little. Light snacks will be provided. This event is for Littles of all ages.
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Workshop & Performance of Nate the Great *All Ages 
Tuesday, October 16 from 6:00pm-8:30pm (Pre-show workshop 5:45-6:30pm; performance at 7:00pm)
Todd Wehr Theater in the Marcus Center, 929 N. Water St., Milwaukee, 53202
A pre-show workshop is designed for matches to develop a deeper understanding of the play’s themes of problem solving, teamwork, and community. Bigs and Littles will participate in activities that create an opportunity of adventure and mystery similar to the world of junior detective Nate the Great. Light snacks will be provided. This event is for Littles of all ages.
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Escape MKE *Ages 15 and older
Wednesday, October 17 from 5:45pm-8:00pm
3333 N. Mayfair Rd. #314, Milwaukee, 53222
Looking for a fun and exciting activity to do with your teenage Little? Your mission, should you choose to accept it: Navigate clocks, locks, secret passages, and more to escape the room before time runs out! Matches will need their wits, teamwork, and critical thinking to accomplish your mission. This event is for Littles ages 15 and older.
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Celebrate United Nations with Pumpkins Fest *All Ages
Wednesday, October 24 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Urban Ecology Center Washington Park, 4145 W. Lisbon Ave., Milwaukee, 53208
Join BBBS and Junior League of Milwaukee on United Nations Day for an evening celebrating the United Nations. Learn about how other countries celebrate different seasons around the world. There will be activities including make-and-take snacks, pumpkin carving, crafts, and more. This event is for Littles of all ages.
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Crochet for the Community National Make a Difference Day *Ages 10 and older  
Saturday, October 27 from 10:00am-12:30pm

Wilson Park Senior Center, 2601 W. Howard Ave., Milwaukee, 53221
Join BBBS on National Make a Difference Day as we work together with Wilson Park Senior Center and give back to communities in need. Our service project will be to help crochet plastic bags into recycled mats for the homeless in Milwaukee. This is a great way to learn a new skill, give back to the community, and spend time with seniors. Please note: We are collecting plastic grocery bags of all sizes and colors to use for the projects we will be making. Lunch will be provided. This event is for Littles ages 10 and older.
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