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Big Brothers Big Sisters
BBBS receives grant from Rotary Club of Greenville

The Rotary Club of Greenville recently donated $1,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County.  The grant will be for used for the Big Buddies after-school mentorship program.  Big Buddies is a nine-month commitment where high school students volunteer two times per month to mentor elementary students.  During these meetings, high school students, under the supervision of Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, work with one or two children on different educational and recreational activities.  This year’s program will focus on ecological awareness and earth-friendly practices.  The program will also promote social and emotional development through various activities.

Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters served 302 students under the age of 18 in their after-school Big Buddies program within Shelby and Darke counties.  High school mentoring programs have become a widespread component of many nationally affiliated Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies.  Studies prove that children who spend time with a positive role model are more likely to become healthy, productive adults. This donation will allow Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County to expand and continue their Big Buddies program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit United Way member agency.  If you would like to make a difference in the life of a child, either through volunteering or financial contribution, please contact the agency at 937-492-7611 or go to for more information.   

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