Aniya and Shelby, who were matched in June 2015, have had a solid friendship from the day they met. However, at about the one-year mark, the friendship could have come to an end if not for some creative problem solving.
Kids in need of a mentor don’t have huge plans for what they’d like to do with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Rather, would-be Littles want to do normal, everyday things with their Bigs. And that’s why Big Brothers Big Sisters is undertaking a new recruitment campaign:
It’s the Simple Stuff. Be a Big.
Since early 2013, WWMT/NewsChannel 3 has partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters to let the community know about the need for mentors. Evening news anchor Andy Dominianni has featured nearly 50 children who are waiting for a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple, or Big Family.
Marshall Community Foundation Awards $5,000 grant to BBBS
Big Brothers Big Sisters, A Community of Caring
has been awarded a $5,000 grant from the Marshall Community Foundation. The
funds will assist in providing mentoring services to at least 60 Marshall
elementary and high school students through the High School Bigs program.