Agency News

OceanFirst Foundation Support for Bigs in Blue Program



The OceanFirst Foundation recently presented a $7,000 check to Sue Sedivec, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County; Chief Mitchell Little of Toms River Police Department; and Ralph Wolff, Chairman of the Board of BBBSOC in support of the Bigs In Blue Program. Pictured are Katherine Durante, Executive Director of Ocean First Foundation and Nina Anuairo, Sr. Vice President of Ocean First Bank. MORE


Dottie's House Women's Leadership Luncheon



Pictured above: Virginia "Ginny" Haines, Ocean County Freeholder; Ben Carter, Dottie's House Life Skills Coach; Sue Sedivec, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County CEO

Sue Sedivec, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County (BBBSOC) was a guest speaker at the recent First Annual Dottie’s House Women’s Leadership Luncheon -- “Empowering women to become self-sufficient and free from violence”. MORE


Bigs in Blue Kickoff


Toms River Police Department and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County announce their Bigs In Blue partnership. Thirty-five children, 12 police officers, and Chief Mitch Little along with Sue Sedivec, CEO of BBBSOC and her staff participated in a kick off of the new program.  Activities included team building, kickball, an old fashioned wheel barrel race and much more. There were smiles, high fives, and a good time was had by all. MORE


BBBSOC Announced as Gold Standard Winner


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County (BBBSOC) is proud to announce that Big Brothers Big Sisters Nationwide Leadership Council identified BBBSOC as a winner of the Big Brothers Big Sisters 2016 Gold Standard Award for their leadership, growth, and dedication to helping area youth. This is especially exciting for BBBSOC as they are celebrating their 20th Anniversary, 20 years of changing the lives of children in Ocean County. MORE


CEO Sue Sedivec Addresses 1,200 Members of Air National Guard



Colonel Andrew Keane, 108th Wing Commander of the New Jersey Air National Guard invited Sue Sedivec. a  member of the Honorary Commanders’ Program and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County (BBBSOC), to address the Guard during the recent bi-annual Commander’s Call at Joint Base McGuire-Dix-Lakehurst, NJ (JB MDL). MORE


NJNG Project Venture




Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County (BBBSOC) celebrated with the employees of New Jersey Natural Gas at the conclusion of their 2016-2017 Project Venture program (Workplace Mentoring) at a luncheon recently held at the company’s facility. Each employee mentor gives their time and talent to broaden the children’s exposure to potential job possibilities; ability to acquire career skills; and learn rules, norms, and expectations of the workplace. MORE


BlueClaws Honors Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County


The BlueClaws honored Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County (BBBSOC) during the recent Hagerstown game for the work the agency does on behalf of the children and families of Ocean County.

Tickets were provided to the mentors (Bigs) and children (Littles) to enjoy the fun-filled evening. The first pitch was thrown by Little, Josh, as the Bigs, Littles, and staff of BBBSOC cheered him on. It was an exciting game with the BlueClaws winning 5 – 4. MORE