Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine
48 Washington St.
Suite 16
Camden, ME 04843

207-236-BBBS (2227)
info@bbbsmidmaine.org

 


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Office Locations:

 

Knox County Office
BBBS of Mid-Maine
48 Washington St. Suite 16
Camden, ME 04843

Lincoln County Office
Farrin Properties
752 Main St.
Damariscotta, ME 04543

Penobscot County Office
Bangor Y 
17 Second Street,
Bangor, ME 04401

Kennebec Valley Office
Alfond Youth Center
126 North St.
Waterville, ME 04901

 

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"Match Insider" - Cindy & Jennie!

Big Sister Cindy Wyman says, "I was at a point in my life that becoming a "Big" was exactly what I wanted and needed, and I am so pleased with the process of matching child with adult that I just has to share my thoughts."

"I started working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine as soon as I heard they were going to be including Kennebec and Somerset counties in their service area. I completed an extensive questionnaire about what I would or would not like to have in a "Little", gave my identification information or a background check, and had a meeting with BBBS program staff."

"Before I knew it, Mae was calling to let me know she thought we had a match. We had our first match meeting and I was very impressed with the process. I sat with Mae, my potential "Little" Jennie, and her grandmother. I spoke with Jennie about her likes and dislikes."

"Mae did such a great job matching us we knew right away it would work. We have some very fun visits together, including Bowl For Kids' Sake fundraiser, and I certainly anticipate a long-term sisterhood for us."

"I have been very impressed with the matching, screening and training process and commend Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine for their hard work, great matching technique and their devotion to being there whenever they are needed."


Cindy and Jennie were the first new match made in Kennebec Valley after the expansion. Jennie waits all week long, asking Jean, her grandmother, each day if it is a Cindy day. They meet faithfully every Tuesday, with Jennie waiting in the window until she sees Cindy pull in the driveway. One of their favorite ways to spend time is crafting. They even have matching bracelets now. Often times they just go out to eat and talk about life. Bowling and movies are other favorite activities. They helped the agency grow and make more matches by raising pledges and participating in Bowl For Kids’ Sake. Their team even had matching headbands.

Their relationship means the world to them and Jean, Jennie’s grandmother. Jennie has become more positive about school and begun to take guitar lessons. Recently, Jennie gave Cindy a gift and with it a thank you note that read “I love you Cindy”. With that simple note, Cindy “melted on the spot.” Amazing how the simplest acts of showing up, being yourself, or giving to others, can change a life.

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School-Based Coordinators Needed!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mid-Maine (BBBSMM) is looking for community minded volunteers to serve as School Coordinators at its School-Based Mentoring sites this fall.  Coordinators are adults from the community who can dedicate 1½ hours for one day each week from October through May (except school vacation weeks) to be at the match meetings of high school and college-aged Bigs and elementary and middle-school aged Littles.  The meetings take place after the school day, which varies by location.


If you are interested in learning more about this role and would like to set up an in-person interview, please contact Matt Donahue, School-Based Mentoring Director, at (207) 941-2808 ext.342 or email matt@bbbsmidmaine.org.

For a full listing of schools in need of School-Based Coordinators, click here.