Tricks and Treats for Everyone! Big and Little Brothers Get Together for Halloween Fun
BOSTON – October 30, 2012 – On Saturday, October 20, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay transported kids from Dorchester, Mass. to Boston College to meet their Big Brothers and spend an afternoon filled with pumpkin carving, face painting, donut eating and trick-or-treating.
The kids are involved in the Franklin Field Program, created by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, and made up of more than 50 students from the college. The Little Brothers in the program are from the Franklin Field housing project and are bused from Dorchester to B.C.’s Chestnut Hill campus twice a month, where they get to do activities like conduct physics experiments, learn new dance routines, play dodge ball and just spend time with their Big Brothers and Big Sisters outside of their everyday environments.
The Franklin Field Program was started because Big Brothers Big Sisters discovered that there was a group of children in the Franklin Field development who wanted Big Brothers but were isolated from public transportation, making it difficult to find matches who could travel there regularly. In its second year, the program has been a tremendous success, growing from 40 to 50 matches and experiencing tremendous support from everyone involved. This past weekend’s Halloween outing was the program’s second meeting of the school year.
For more information on the programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, or to learn how you can volunteer, please visit http://www.bbbsmb.org/.