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Mentoring Month Recap: Hockey & New Tshirts for Matches!

January is National Mentoring Month where we celebrate the power of mentoring and the impact mentors have on the lives of local youth. We also celebrate our volunteers and supporters who help make our work possible.

Thank you to our local presenting sponsor of Mentoring Month, Molina Healthcare of Michigan. Many thanks too to long time partner Schupan for also celebrating National Mentoring Month with us! Their generous contributions helped celebrate Bigs and Littles all month long.


During January, mentor/mentee Big/Little matches were invited to complete 4 of 7 independent activities for a chance to win a $50 gift card to spend on match activities!

Are you a Big that hasn’t submitted your photos yet? There’s still time! Entries must be received by midnight, Monday, January 31; winners will be chosen and announced on Tuesday, February 1.

To submit your feedback and pics, head here.


On Saturday, January 15, matches and their families were invited to Wings Stadium as the K-Wings took on the Cincinnati Cyclones! Thank you to Schupan for sponsoring the tickets and parking passes.

Thank you also to our friends at Envision Advertising Design & Video Production for capturing so many great photos from the evening. Check them out below!


Molina Healthcare of Michigan and Schupan also generously partnered to provide a Big Brothers Big Sisters t-shirt for each Little and Big matched in our program.

Several matches picked up their brand new t-shirt at K-Wings night. Check them out in the photos below! If you’re in a match and couldn’t make it to the game, don’t worry. Check this month’s Match Activities newsletter for details.

Thank you to everyone who comes together year round to ignite the power and promise of youth. You make it possible.