News release from Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Celebration to honor Big Brothers Big Sisters 2012 high school graduates
In honor of their remarkable academic achievements, Big Brothers Big Sisters congratulates Little Brothers & Little Sisters graduating from high school this spring.
(July 6, 2012) – Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to announce the graduation of 30 Little Brothers and Little Sisters, currently enrolled in the Community Based Mentoring Programs – graduated from high schools in Allen, Adams, Huntington, Wells, Noble, and Whitley counties.
In honor & celebration of their recent academic successes, Big Brothers Big Sisters will host a graduation reception on Thursday, July 12 from 5:30 to 7:00 p.m. in the IPFW’s Keith Busse Steel Dynamics Alumni Center to congratulate Little Brothers and Little Sisters graduates.
Josette Rider, Big Brothers Big Sisters – Executive Director said, “their hard work and dedication to self-improvement is inspiring to all of us at the Agency and we wish our “Littles” well as they begin a new chapter in their lives. We are ecstatic to report that most of our 30 graduates will be pursuing secondary education at area community colleges and universities, including Yale, Ivy Tech, Brown Mackie, and IPFW. Several other graduates will be entering the workforce this year and we wish them the best of luck as they begin their careers”.
2012 Graduation Celebration
Thursday, July 12, 2012
5:30 p.m. – 7:00 p.m.
IPFW – Keith Busse Steel Dynamics Alumni Center, 1528 East California Road, Fort Wayne, Indiana
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana is a nonprofit organization that serves children in Adams, Allen, DeKalb, Huntington, Kosciusko, LaGrange, Noble, Steuben, Wells, and Whitley counties in Indiana and Branch, Hillsdale and St. Joseph counties in Michigan. Big Brothers Big Sister’s mission is to help children reach their potential through professionally supported one to one relationships with measureable impact. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at www.BBBSNEI.org.
For more than 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated.