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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October 2019 Activities

Workshop & Performance On the Wings of Mariposa *All Ages Space Still Available! 
Thursday, October 17 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
Overview of the performance: Ten-year-old Pilar breathes deeply of her grandmother’s rebozo to relive memories of her beloved abuelita—making corn tortillas, dueling the monsters under the bed and journeying to the forest known as El Círculo Mágico. Slowly, the scent begins to fade – and with it, Pilar’s memories. Amidst the monarch butterflies’ annual migration and Día de los Muertos celebrations, soar with Pilar on her journey in this bilingual world premiere play, discovering that “when you love someone, they never really leave you.” The workshop will explore the ideas of family memories, the importance of community and heritage, and the ties explored within the show. There will be interactive lessons and activities to engage matches in a number of ways to have a better understanding of the performance. This event is for Littles of all ages.
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Celebrate Fall on the Farm *All Ages Space Still Available
Saturday, October 19 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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Money Matters Series *Ages 14 and older (high school age) Space Still Available
Monday, October 21 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
BBBS Office, 788 N. Jefferson St. Ste. 600, Milwaukee, 53202
Join BBBS and Secure Futures for a series of financial literacy workshops to help your teenage Little learn about the following topics. Please click on each link below to register for the workshops you and your Little are able to attend. You are welcome to attend one or two of these programs. Please register for each program that you and your Little would like to attend.

Monday, October 21 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Check it Out
 helps teens explore the difference between banks and credit unions, the hidden costs of check cashing stores, overdraft and minimum balance fees. This lesson also covers tips to stay safe from identity theft, both online and in-person, as well as an interactive "Personal Finance Jeopardy" game at the end.
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Monday, November 18 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
To Your Credit 
invites teens to learn the importance of "Credit" in all forms, from cards to scores to reports and history, and specifically why they matter for teens as they get older.  This lesson explains how credit affects buying a car or a house and provides practical tips for teens to start building credit responsibly.
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Nurses make a Difference *Ages 10 and older Space Still Available
Saturday, October 26 from 10:00am-12:00pm

Elmbrook Memorial Hospital, 19333 W. North Ave. Brookfield, 53045
Join us for a morning to learn about careers in nursing and how they make a difference. Nurses are teacher, advocates, caregivers, critical thinkers and innovators. We will put your skills to the test to learn how you and your match make a difference too through a variety of stations that include first aid, vitals, and creating care kits to be donated to the Red Cross. We ask each Big to bring 10 of one item from the supply list to contribute to the care kits. This event is for Littles ages 10 and older.
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Harvest Fest *All Ages
Tuesday, October 29 from 5:30pm-7:30pm
Milwaukee Public Central Library, Community Room, 814 W. Wisconsin Ave., Milwaukee, 53233
Join BBBS and Junior League of Milwaukee to celebrate the fall harvest. Navigate through an interactive scavenger hunt to explore the library, decorate pumpkins, create tasty treats, and learn about the history of Wisconsin Harvest. Each Little will receive books, treats, and more. This event is for Littles of all ages.
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November 2019 Activities

Operation: Support our Troops *All Ages
 Wednesday, November 6 from 6:00pm-8:00pm

Hunzinger Construction, 21100 Enterprise Ave., Brookfield, 53045
Join BBBS for our annual event to support our troops overseas. A special guest, who is also a Big Sister in our program, will share her military experiences and teach matches what it takes to be in the military. Matches will create and assemble packages with letters, cards, necessities, and treats. Dinner will be provided. We ask each Big to bring 15 of one item from the supply list to contribute to the care packages and share with everyone. This event is for all ages.
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Spelunking *Ages 6-12
Saturday, November 9 from
Milwaukee County Zoo, 10001 W. Bluemound Rd., Milwaukee, 53226
Grab a helmet and a flashlight for a cave exploration adventure! This class magically transports you into dark and mysterious caves to discover facts about animals like bats and bears. Try on some real spelunking gear and delve into our classroom caverns and explore the Small Mammals building as we look for the Zoo’s cave dwellers. We travel the zoo rain or shine! Light snacks will be provided. Please note: After our class you are welcome to stay and enjoy the Zoo. This event is for Littles ages 6-12. Click here to register! 

BBBS Spirit Tree *All Ages                                                                                    
Wednesday, November 13 from 6:00pm-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. We invite you to be a part of this opportunity by making ornaments and decorating the tree in the park. Dinner will be provided. This event is for all ages.
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Tennis Clinic with Marquette University Teams *Ages 6-13   
Saturday, November 16 from 10:00am-12:00pm
Helfaer Tennis Stadium & Recreation Center, 525 N. 16th St., Milwaukee, 53233
Join BBBS for our annual tennis clinic with the Marquette University women’s and men’s tennis teams. Learn what it’s like to be a college athlete and see a game in action. Enjoy getting to know players from around the world as they teach matches how to serve, volley, and rally. Tennis is a great lifetime sport for all levels of fitness. Light snacks will be provided. This event is for Littles ages 6-13.
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BBBS Smart Start *All Ages
Tuesday, September 10 from 10:00am-12:00pm
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. Breakfast provided. This event is for matches within the first four months and for all ages. 
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Match Anniversary Event *All Ages
Monday, November 25 from 6:00pm-8:00pm
Rockin' Jump Brown Deer, 9009 N. Deerbrook Trail, Brown Deer, 53223
Join us as we celebrate you and your Little!  This event is a great time for “reflection, recognition, and recreation.” Remember your year together, create goals for the future, and re-start fresh! Celebrate your match anniversary and be honored with certificates and a gift from us. After our program you will have the entire park to enjoy freestyle bouncing, dodgeball, rock climbing, and much more you can find here! Dinner provided. This event is for all ages celebrating match anniversaries in November and December. Please note: Parents/Caregivers must complete a waiver for your Little to attend. 
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