Cabarrus County

Cabarrus Big Breakfast – September 7, 2018

On September 7th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas will hold its very first Big Breakfast to support Cabarrus County mentoring programs. The event will be held at Cabarrus Country Club, starting at 7:30 a.m.

Serving Cabarrus County Children

Since 2004, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been providing mentoring programs to children facing adversity in Cabarrus County. With support from the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters has experienced tremendous growth in Cabarrus County, increasing the number of children served from 103 in FY 15 to 233 in FY 18.

Current goals include strategic expansion of programming, increasing community awareness, engaging new members to serve on the Cabarrus Leadership Council, assessing community needs, and identifying new resources to support programming.

Programs

In addition to traditional community-based and school-based mentoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a supervised High School Bigs mentoring program for elementary school students. This after-school program is a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County, Keystone Club, Cannon School, and Cabarrus County High Schools

In partnership with Atrium Health NorthEast , Cabarrus County Schools we also have a workplace mentoring program, Beyond School Walls. The program pairs Atrium employees with middle school students, who will travel to Atrium Health twice monthly during lunch. In addition to forming friendships with their mentors (Bigs), students develop career readiness skills and expand their knowledge about the career opportunities available in the community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters  has a Bigs in Blue in Cabarrus County,  a one-to-one mentoring program that connects local police officers and first responders with youth at school.

Cabarrus Staff

Connie Rheinecker – Area Director – connie.rheinecker@bbbscentralcarolinas.org
Sieta Hynes – Program Coordinator – sieta.hynes@bbbscentralcarolinas.org
Elizabeth Hutchins – Program Coordinator and Enrollment Specialist- elizabeth.hutchins@bbbscentralcarolinas.org 
Sarah Miller – Match Support Specialist – sarah.miller@bbbscentralcarolinas.org

Cabarrus Leadership Council

The Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Cabarrus Leadership Council (CLC) serves the Cabarrus community as ambassadors and advocates for our agency and the children we serve in Cabarrus County. They connect Big Brothers Big Sisters to the community while ensuring there are resources for quality mentoring programs for local youth.  CLC members collaborate with Big Brothers Big Sisters staff to ensure that the mission remains relevant to the local community’s needs. This is accomplished through: 

  1. Building local volunteer and fundraising capacity
  2. Functioning as a champion for Big Brothers Big Sisters within the local community
  3. Providing advice, leadership, and feedback for Big Brothers Big Sisters staff in Cabarrus County

If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please email Connie Rheinecker.

Current CLC Members

George Williams (Chair)
Daniel Knisley (Vice Chair)
Molly Aiken
Andrea Carr
VaShon Clark
Cheryl Dearmon
Bill Dusch

Haley Hill
Dimitri Mavropoulos
Ryan Nelms
Mike Ransom
Michelle Riley
Robin Seagle
Deanna Shue

Hear from our Littles

Thanks to Perry Productions for capturing the magic of these Big-Little relationships. If you are interested in making a difference by serving as a mentor for a child, please visit our Be A Big page.