Thursday, February 18, 2016

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County Receives Grant from Vectren Foundation for Mentoring Children of Prisoners

Sidney, Ohio – To fulfill the increasing need for intervention and prevention services for high-risk youth, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Shelby and Darke County received a grant for Mentoring Children of Prisoners.

Thanks to community partners such as Vectren, BBBS of Shelby and Darke County is moving forward matching children who have an incarcerated parent high with positive role model mentors, Big Brothers & Big Sisters.

“Through the Vectren Foundation grant we will be able to reach out to those children in our two county communities that have a parent who is currently incarcersated and offer them a friendship with a positive role model during the hard times that they are currently going through” said Jennifer Bruns, executive director for BBBS of Shelby and Darke County. “The children involved in this program have the opportunity to engage in fun, social and academic activities through the interaction with their mentors.”

“We’re proud to support the Big Buddies After-School Mentoring Program,” said Rachel Goodspeed, Community Affairs Manager of Vectren Energy Delivery of Ohio. “This program equips children with the knowledge and skills that allow them to be successful inside and outside of the classroom.”

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