We're always thinking of new activities that you can enjoy with your Little! We also offer special group sessions for volunteers, where we tackle tough topics, such as helping your Little study for the FCAT or how to combat bullying. Make sure you check back here often for updates and new events, and follow our Facebook page, too. And check with your Match Support Specialist for more ideas.
STRAZ DISCOUNTS: A lot of Bigs have asked about discounts at the Straz Center. You can determine what the discounts are by clicking on the show and then click on the tab that says “pricing”. Also, every Thursday the Straz Center sends out promotions/offers for tickets through a weekly E-Center email. You can sign up by going to http://www.strazcenter.org/Stay-Connected/e-Center-Newsletter.aspx.
Straz Center's Patel Conservatory--Thanks to a new partnership, the Straz Center's Patel Conservatory has held a couple of performing arts workshops that our matches have really enjoyed. If your Little likes performing, or if you think your Little might benefit from one of these workshops, check with your Match Support Specialist to find out when the next one is scheduled.
The Potters House Studio in Tampa, 3627 S. Westshore Blvd. Bring your Little and show your creative side through art and pottery! Bigs and Littles will receive 50% discount on studio fee, $4.25 per person. Visit thepottershouse.biz/ for more information.
What’s Doing Tampa Bay – Check out this website chock full of kid-friendly things happening around the Tampa Bay area (http://whatsdoingtampabay.com/). They also have a newsletter and a newly launched mobile app to keep you up to date on Tampa Bay happenings.
Homework Help - Here's a great resource if you want to help your Little with math homework but are a little rusty--Tarrou's Chalk Talk. This math teacher has posted more than 300 videos demonstrating different math concepts. Not only is it a great thing to watch together if your Little is struggling with math, it also a great example of how to can find help on the Internet. Just remind your Littles not to believe everything they see just because it's online!
Tampa Tennis 10 and Under – Tennis activity at HCC for Littles. Saturday mornings 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. at HCC Dale Mabry. Click here for details.
Is your Little into dinosaurs? At Dinosaur World, Bigs pay full admission and Littles are admitted for free. This includes Fossil Dig for ages 3 - 12. Big Brothers Big Sisters ID required. 5145 Harvey Tew Rd., Plant City, FL 33565. (813) 717-9865.
C1 Bank’s MoneyIsland – If you haven’t signed up for MoneyIsland you still have time! This program is an educational & entertaining online world that helps tweens ages 8 to 14 in three key financial areas: Saving & Spending, Earning & Investing and Using Credit Wisely. Kids learn by doing. The knowledge gained through C1 Students 1st will put your Little on a path to a healthy retirement long before they even earn their first paycheck! Click here for details and click here to get started
Bigs and Littles are always welcome at your neighborhood Beef O'Brady's! Big Brother Aaron Carricato is the owner of the location on near Bay to Bay on South MacDill (2819 S. MacDill Avenue) and a new location near Lowe's on South Dale Mabry (4516 S. Dale Mabry). Stop by his location and Bigs and Littles receive 10% off their meals. Mention Big Brothers Big Sisters to receive the discount.