Tuesday, March 24, 2015

Big Brothers Organization Visits Kiwanis

At a recent LaBelle Kiwanis meeting, Tanya Schrott, Community Resource Director with Big Brothers Big Sisters was the guest speaker. 

Since 1968, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been helping change kids' perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. They have thousands of volunteers, donors, and advocates. In 2011, additional expansion of service delivery occurred in the areas of Charlotte, Lee, Collier, Hendry and Glades Counties.
According to BBBS, researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Big Brothers, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in the program, were:
46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
27% less likely to begin using alcohol
52% less likely to skip school
37% less likely to skip a class
33% less likely to hit someone

They also found that the they were more confident of their performance in schoolwork and getting along better with their families.
If you're interested in learning how to become a Big Brother or Big Sister, or for more information, please contact Tanya Schrott at: TSchrott@bbbssun.org Phone: (239) 288-4224

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