Big Brothers Big Sisters “Big Buddies” After School Program ends with Smiles

The Big Brothers Big Sisters High School mentoring program concluded 2016/17 “Big Buddies” after-school program.  Each site celebrated with snacks, games and crafts.

The program pairs high school freshman, sophomores, juniors and seniors with local youth and the “matches” meet twice a month throughout the school year.  The High School “Buddies” work together with their “Littles” on activities that focus on educational and social enhancement, as well as personal safety. All activities are planned and supervised by the Big Brothers Big Sisters staff.

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Big Buddy Mackenzie Slade, daughter of Bill & Tiffany Slade of Greenville and Little Buddy Brady Falknor, son of Morgan Bannon of Greenville reading a habit out of their 7 Healthy Habits of Happy Kids book.

The locations for the 2016/17 Darke County Big Buddies program included sites in Greenville Elementary, Ansonia Elementary, and Versailles Elementary.  The Locations for Shelby County Big Buddies program includes sites at Emerson, Longfellow, Whittier, and Northwood Elementary Schools all located in Sidney.

Big Brother Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is a nonprofit United Way agency and an affiliate organization of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

Any high school student interested in becoming a mentor for the 2017-2018 school year should call the office at 492-7611 or 547-9622.  The agency is also still in need of local adult volunteer mentors as well.  If you have a couple of hours to spare two times a month we have volunteer opportunities for you.