Bigs & Beers

Oakey’s Sports and Grill 119 S. Illinois Avenue, Oak Ridge, TN, United States

BBBS-ETN currently has several East TN youth that are waiting for a mentor like YOU to apply to be a Big today! Join our staff and current mentors at Oakey's Sports Grill to learn more about what being a "Big" means! We will have appetizers, giveaways, and information about how to get involved with our […]

Big Futures April Workshop

Giving Back in a Big Way (Match Volunteer Day) (more information to come regarding the location of the service project)

May: S.T.A.G.E Club

Theme: Field Day at the Park! Join us for outdoor games with UT student-athletes, popsicles, and ice cream for our last S.T.A.G.E. Club of the school year.

Big Futures Celebration!

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Knoxville Office 1100 Marion Street, Suite #100, Knoxville, TN, United States

Save the Date! The first-ever Big Futures Celebration event will be on Thursday, May 11th from 6 - 8 pm. All Senior Littles are invited to attend. RSVP by Wednesday, April 26th. Be on the lookout for more details soon.

Sierra Club: Bicycle Ride

Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area 3140 McClure Ln, Knoxville, TN, United States

Saturday, May 20th from 1-4 pm. A bicycle ride at Forks of the River Wildlife Management area is always a great outside activity. We’ll spend some time walking through fields of sunflowers in addition to riding. If you have binoculars bring them to to look at the many birds and butterflies that live in these […]

Sierra Club: Bicycle Ride

Forks of the River Wildlife Management Area 3140 McClure Ln, Knoxville, TN, United States

A bicycle ride at Forks of the River Wildlife Management area is always a great outside activity. We’ll spend some time walking through fields of sunflowers in addition to riding. If you have binoculars bring them to look at the many birds and butterflies that live in these fields and nearby forests.

Sierra Club: Synchronous Fireflies, Little River Trail, Elkmont, Great Smoky Mountains

Great Smoky Mountains National Park

We will go the first weekend before the National Park Service program at Elkmont in the Smokies. Don’t worry, there will still be many fireflies when we go. We will be providing a handout detailing preparation and logistics for this outing. For natural history information about the fireflies see the Park website: https://www.nps.gov/grsm/learn/nature/fireflies.htm

MLK March Parade and Juneteenth Celebration

Chilhowee Park 3300 East Magnolia Avenue, Knoxville

The Annual Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Commemorative Commission Parade will step off at 10:00 am at Chilhowee Park and conclude at Dr. Walter E. Hardy Park for a special Beck Juneteenth Memorial Tribute service. Join our BBBS group as we march together.

BBBS Match & Family Skate Day

The Change Center 203 Harriet Tubman St, Knoxville, TN, United States

Join the BBBS family for pizza and skating at the Change Center! Bigs, Littles, and family members are invited, but there are limited spots so please RSVP.

Sierra Club: White Water Rafting

Nantahala Outdoor Center 3485 Hartford Road, Hartford, TN, United States

RSVP BY JUNE 15. With nearly-continuous Class II-IV rapids like Lost Guide and Accelerator and views into the Great Smoky Mountains National Park, the Upper Pigeon delivers. More info here: https://noc.com/trips/pigeon-river-rafting-upper-pigeon. The NOC requires youth to be at least 8 years old and weigh over 70 pounds. The Sierra Club will pay the rafting fee […]