At Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast’s Lee County, Florida, office, several ongoing activities allow Bigs and Littles to enjoy outings while developing their relationships. The programs range from bicycling and boating to visiting a science center and state park.
By partnering with Wheel Fun Rentals, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been able to offer its volunteers and their mentees a fun, free activity for eight years. The Wheel Fun location at Lakes Regional Park in Fort Myers, Florida, provides Lee County Bigs and Littles access to a year-round beach and marina, where they can enjoy bicycles and pedal-powered watercraft ranging from the mundane to the exotic.
Other activities available to Bigs and Littles in Lee County include the Imaginarium Science Center, also located in Fort Myers. Visitors to the center can touch sea life, engage with an enormous machine via multiple stations, participate in a mock dinosaur dig, and more. Admission to the center costs $12 for adults and $8 for students, but parking is free.