The Louisville Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters marked the completion of its “400 Campaign” Sunday.
The Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Kentuckiana organization is marking the completion of its renovated facility on Gardiner Lane. Executive Director Jeri Swinton says the mentoring program for at-risk youngsters moved into the building four years ago but needed room to grow and embarked on a $2.7 million capital campaign to pay for improvements and initiatives.… Continue reading Big Brothers Big Sisters Unveils Renovated Facility
Four-hundred adult volunteers are needed to help Big Brothers Big Sisters meet the needs of at-risk young people in Louisville – so the organization is holding a drive called the “400 Campaign”. Spokesperson Kristin Milosevich says signing up that number of adult mentors would nearly clear its waiting list, so they can focus on signing… Continue reading BBBS Seeks 400 Volunteers by January 1
For 40 years now, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana has been connecting “Littles” and “Bigs” – children and teens who need a positive adult role model and mentor, and the adults who volunteer to fill that need. The children who participate are 52% less likely to skip school, 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs; they generally do better academically and get along better with their families. Many adult participants say they have learned and grown as much from the relationship as their Little Brother or Sister. This Thursday we’ll learn more about BBBS Kentuckiana and how the program works, and visit with some Bigs and Littles to hear their stories. Listen to the Show