Big Futures Take Flight: BBBS Teams Up with Macomb Community College and First State Bank

February 2024

On February 24th, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) hosted an event in collaboration with Macomb Community College and First State Bank. This event provided valuable resources and guidance to our Littles, helping them take a crucial step towards a brighter future.

Investing in Education and Career Readiness

Macomb Community College staff and student group leaders presented informative workshops on:

  • FAFSA: Equipping Littles and their families with the knowledge to navigate the financial aid application process.
  • College Readiness: Providing insights and support to ensure a smooth transition to higher education.
  • Career Readiness: Exposing Littles to various career paths and fostering an early awareness of future opportunities.

Littles, along with their parent/guardians, actively participated and gained valuable knowledge.

Building Strong Partnerships

The collaborative spirit of the event was evident:

  • First State Bank: Generously sponsored the event, providing a delicious taco bar lunch for everyone in attendance.
  • Macomb Community College: Showcased their commitment to the community by:
    • Presenting the informative workshops.
    • Providing giveaways for all Littles, including those who couldn’t attend.
    • Sharing contact information for their college and career centers, a valuable resource for our Littles as they explore their future paths.
    • Offering handouts to be distributed at our school-based program at Pershing High School, extending the reach of the information provided.

A Foundation for a Brighter Future

BBBS extends its gratitude to Macomb Community College and First State Bank for their dedication to supporting our Littles. This event served as a springboard, equipping our Littles with the knowledge and resources they need to confidently navigate the road to higher education and fulfilling careers.