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Big Brothers Big Sisters benefits from United Way

Oct. 23, 2012 @ 06:47 AM

The 2012 campaign is under way for The United Way of the River Cities with a goal of $1.25 million. Reaching that goal helps fund programs for more than 20 Tri-State agencies that provide vital services in Cabell, Wayne, Mason and Lincoln counties in West Virginia and Lawrence County, Ohio. One of those partners is the Big Brothers Big Sisters.

Program mission: Community and School-based mentoring that make meaningful, monitored "matches" between volunteers and children on a one-to-one basis in a Community Based Program and a school-based mentoring program with an after-school component.

Outcome: Children facing adversity are matched with a positive, caring adult in a professionally supported mentoring relationship. They will improve behavior in the areas of confidence, competence, and caring. Children will show improvement in school-related performance, avoidance of risky behaviors and socio-emotional competency

How you can help: Give through the campaign where you work or visit www.giveunitedway.org. For more information, contact Scott Neill at scott.neill@unitedwayrivercities.org or 304-523-8929, Ext. 2.