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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties Earns Support From AT&T
  • AT&T Aspire initiative provides $75,000 contribution to support Mentor2.0 program at Joliet Township High School.
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  • Schott: Mentorship program in Joliet looking for leaders
  • Herald-News, Aug. 3, 2014
    It’s amazing, what an investment of time and positive words can do for a person. As a writer, I’m well aware of the importance of word choice. Connotation and intent can change the way one interprets a sentence. Words can build up, or tear down. I’ve found over the years it’s better to build up if possible. Which is why it’s exciting to learn about an opportunity in Joliet to build up a population that needs it – local teenagers. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties is partnering with Joliet Township High School District to offer mentor2.0.

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Launches Groundbreaking Program with Joliet Township High School
  • The Times Weekly, July 30, 2014
    "We're really excited that Joliet has been chosen as one of the six cities nationwide that will run the first pilot program for mentor2.0, a unique mentoring program that will match mentors from the corporate community with at-risk teens who hopefully will become the first in their families to go to college." Those breathless words came from Lisa Morel Las, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy County in referencing the new mentor2.0 program at Joliet Township and Joliet West High Schools.

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  • Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center President/CEO Beth Hughes Joins Big Brothers Big Sisters Board
  • Beth Hughes, President and CEO of Presence Saint Joseph Medical Center in Joliet, was recently elected to the Board of Directors for Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties. Hughes resides in Naperville and brings extensive experience and skill in strategic leadership and operations to the organization. “My involvement with Big Brothers Big Sisters and their preeminent mentoring programs provides me the opportunity to make a positive impact,” Hughes said.

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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Offers Rewarding Relationships, Good Times
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters in need of volunteers
  • Grundy County Board Vice Chairman David Welter couldn’t communicate with his father much while growing up in Wisconsin. It left a big void in his life.  But that hole was filled when he was matched with a mentor from the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a United Way funded organization.  “My big brother helped me work things out when I was a kid, so I wanted to give back,” Welter said.


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  • Charity fired up over mortgage
  • Herald-News, Nov. 14, 2013
    About 100 people cheered Wednesday night as John Mortimer, former chairman of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties, burned a mortgage to celebrate the agency recently paying off the loan on its Joliet office building.  “It feels great,” Mortimer said of ending the mortgage.
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