Monday, April 28, 2014


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County announce Big Sister, Betty Miars, and Little Sister, Sarah Beck, have been selected as April Match of the Month. Betty & Sarah have been matched in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program since May, 2009, therefore will be celebrating their 5 year match anniversary together next month, along with Sarah’s graduation from Sidney High School.

Betty appreciates having a Little Sister with such a pleasant personality, a great interest in school, and who is good at engaging in conversation. They enjoy eating out, shopping, and attending BBBS group activities together and meet two or three times per month. Betty has enjoyed watching Sarah grew into a positive, education minded individual and has helped Sarah achieve her goals of going on to college in the fall at Kent State University. Betty reported, “I am very proud of Sarah and the hard work she has put into her academics to make this happen.” As a caring Big Sister, Betty has offered to keep track of community service hours to help Sara’s college scholarship application process.

Sarah is in 12th grade at Sidney High School. This year she is involved as a Big Buddy mentor through the Big Brothers Big Sisters big buddies program and is also involved in the Key Club at school. Sarah was recently awarded a scholarship that will help her achieve her goal of going on to college this coming fall.

Sarah is feeling a special friendship developing with her Big Sister, and she loves the activities they do together. She appreciates that they have a lot in common, in spite of a few years difference in their ages.

Clarissa Beck, Sarah’s mom, added, “Betty is awesome! They are a match made for each other.” Sara has two brothers also in the BBBS program.

This is a great line up for a successful match: a caring volunteer who is a positive role model, a cooperative Little Sister with many interests, and a supportive family.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is a nonprofit United Way member, social service agency. The program specializes in mentoring children from “at risk” families with adult volunteer big brothers and sisters. These adults provide children with positive role modeling, as well as new educational and social activities. If you would like to make the difference in the life of a child but are unable to volunteer at this time, Big Brothers Big Sisters has many other opportunities throughout the year for others to become involved. Learn more about our agency by logging onto or calling 937-547-9622 or 937-492-7611.

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