Upcoming REACH Activities

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

FUN WITH A PURPOSE

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*For in-person REACH activities, we ask that matches wear masks and social distance throughout the activities we provide.*

Wildlife Biologist at the Zoo *Ages 6-13 Space Still Available!
Sunday, October 9 from 12:30pm-2:30pm
Milwaukee County Zoo 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, 53226
Motion-sensing cameras, GPS tracking devices, and night vision equipment. What do these three things have in common? They're all tools a wildlife biologist uses! Learn the tips and tricks of being a real animal scientist. Hike into the Zoo's woods for a "creature count" and record your scientific discoveries. Don't miss out on this exciting, hands-on adventure. Snacks provided. This event is for Littles ages 6-13. Come and enjoy the zoo prior to the class or stay after class and explore on your own.
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Understanding the Language of a Horse *Ages 12 and older
Monday, October 10 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
MKE Urban Stables 143 E. Lincoln Ave., Milwaukee, 53207
Join BBBS for a unique opportunity to learn more about the MKE Urban Stables and understanding the language of a horse. Matches will have the opportunity to participate in a workshop designed to give participants the chance to learn about how horses communicate with each other and how we, as humans, can communicate our needs to them in a respectful manner that can give them confidence and security. Dinner provided. There will be a wavier for all parents/guardians to sign prior the event. This event is for Littles ages 12 and up.
Registration is closed. Please email bbbs@bbbsmilwaukee.org to be added to the wait list. 

 

Celebrate Fall on the Farm *All Ages Space Still Available! 
Saturday, October 22 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 Barthel Fruit 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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Exploring the World of Cats at the Wisconsin Humane Society *All Ages Space Still Available! 
Wednesday, October 26 from 5:30pm-7:15pm
Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, 53208
Visit the Wisconsin Humane Society (WHS) and meet some furry friends. We will provide packaged snacks, a behind-the-scenes tour of WHS, and you’ll get a chance to meet some of the adorable animals currently awaiting new homes. Come join us for a paws-itively good time at the Wisconsin Humane Society as we explore the world of cats.  Cats have feelings, too!  Learn all about cat behavior, body language, and how WHS cares for and finds cats their puur-fect home! This event is for all ages.  Each Big and Little’s Parent/Caregiver will need to complete a waiver to attend. Click here to submit your consent form. This event is for all ages.
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Career Exploration with Continuus Technologies
Wednesday, November 2 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Continuus Technologies 301 N Broadway Ste 204 Milwaukee, 53202
Join BBBS and Continuus Technologies for an exciting career exploration activity for youth who are interested in learning about careers related to data management, analytics, and technology solutions. Littles and their Bigs will learn about the business cycle by identifying a product to sell, how to market the idea, and the operations needed to support the business idea. They will present their business ideas to a panel of Continuus Technologies employees for feedback and learn about data strategies and visualization to help support their business plan. Dinner will be provided. This event is for Littles ages 11 and older.
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Volunteer at BBBS Gala Set Up *Ages 11 and older
Saturday, November 5 from 9:30am-12:30pm
Pfister Hotel 424 E. Wisconsin Ave, Milwaukee, 53202
Join BBBS and volunteer to set up our Annual Big Gala! This is our biggest fundraiser of the year. We are looking for matches to help us set up the ballroom with a variety of projects to help assist us in making it a night for our guests to remember and to help support BBBS in making more matches like you. Lunch provided. This event is for Littles ages 11 and older. Note: If your Little is looking for volunteer hours for school, this is a great opportunity to support them.
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Operation: Support our Troops *All Ages
Wednesday, November 9 from 6:00pm-7:30pm

Hunzinger Construction, 21100 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield, 53045
Join BBBS as we continue our partnership with Hunzinger Construction to support our troops overseas. Learn more about the military and the variety of branches. We will have guest speakers who will share their experiences to give us insight into life in the military. Matches will create and assemble care packages with letters, cards, supplies, and treats that will be sent to the troops. It’s a great way to thank the men and women of our military for their service. Make this Veterans Day one to remember! Dinner provided. We ask each Big bring 10-15 of one item from the supply list to contribute to the care packages and share with everyone.  https://www.hunzinger.com/troop-care-program/
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Equine Anatomy and Basic Horse Care *Ages 12 and older
Monday, November 14 from 5:30pm-7:45pm
Urban MKE Stables 143 E. Lincoln Ave, Milwaukee, 53207
BBBS has a new partnership with Urban MKE Stables and we have the opportunity to provide special programs for our matches. Learn about basic horse care and get introduced to equine anatomy. Participants will have a hands-on experience to learn about the tools to groom horses and be able to practice their new skills as they build relationships with the horses. Participants will be provided with an educational handout to take home. Dinner provided.
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BBBS Eco-Friendly Spirit Tree *All Ages             
Tuesday, November 15 from 5:30pm-7:30pm

770 N. Jefferson St., Milwaukee, 53202 - downstairs atrium
Join BBBS for crafting and holiday fun! Our agency was selected to decorate a tree in Cathedral Square that will represent BBBS and our matches. This year our theme will be an eco-friendly tree with biodegradable materials. We invite you to be a part of this opportunity by making ornaments and decorating the tree in the park. Dessert provided. This event is for all ages.
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Martial Arts 101 *Ages 10 and older
Saturday, November 19 from 9:30am-11:30am
Zero to 100 Fitness & MMA 706 N. 26th Street Milwaukee, 53233
Join BBBS and Zero to 100 to learn about martial arts! This class will focus on modified conditioning and skill drills associated with a fitness routine of mixed martial arts. In addition to the physical activities, matches will participate in safe activities while learning about themselves and the value they bring to the world. This program is not about learning how to fight, it is about anti-bullying, teamwork, nutrition, overall health and life skills. Note: Parents/Guardians will be asked to complete an online wavier prior to attending the class. This event is for all skills levels of Littles ages 10 and older.
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Match Anniversary Celebration Game Show Battles
Tuesday, November 22 from 5:30pm- 7:45pm
12565 W. Feerick St. Suite B., Brookfield, 53005
It is time to celebrate our matches celebrating their anniversary! Join BBBS for a night of fun activities to reflect on the past year and make plans for the future. You’ll then be able to play some fun game shows with Bigs against Littles to celebrate BBBS! Whether you are celebrating your 1st year together, or 6th year, all are welcome to join in the fun. This event is for all ages celebrating match anniversaries in October, November, December.
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Careers at the Wisconsin Humane Society *Ages 11 and older
Wednesday, November 30 from 5:30pm-7:15pm
Wisconsin Humane Society, 4500 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, 53208
Have you ever wanted to work with animals? Join BBBS and the Wisconsin Humane Society to learn about of the rewarding careers at an animal shelter. Participants will meet some furry friends and take a behind-the-scenes tour, all while learning about the skills and experience needed to enter the animal welfare field. Snacks provided. Each Big and Little’s Parent/Caregiver will need to complete a waiver to attend. Click here to submit your consent form. This event is for Littles ages 11 and older.
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