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Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Offers Rewarding Relationships, Good Times
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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.
Joliet resident Kathleen Sliter was stressed after a day at work when she was scheduled to meet with her "little sister" from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties United Way organization. "I was thinking first of canceling because I didn't want to meet her stressed," Sliter said, talking about the importance of creating a safe and beneficial environment for 8-year-old Joliet resident Payton. "But I ended up meeting her and by the end of a couple of hours, the stress was gone."
Big Brothers Big Sisters to Roll Out the ‘Purple Carpet’ for National Mentoring Month
Through out the month of January, our country will celebrate the 13th annual National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Countiesis inviting the community to treat their “Bigs” as the celebrities they are in the eyes of their “Littles.” The agency that has matched at-risk children from Will, Grundy, Kankakee and Iroquois Counties with a volunteer mentor since 1970, will roll out the “Purple Carpet” to provide royal treatment to their volunteer mentors.
Big Brothers Big Sisters Recruits Volunteers with 'Grooming Men of The Future' Campaign
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties is excited to announce a new "Grooming Men of the Future" volunteer recruitment initiative, in partnership with local barbershops Hyroglyphics of Bolingbrook, KCA Barbers "The Gentlemen’s Shop"of Shorewood, and First Impression of Joliet.
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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters & Joliet Township High School Announce Mentor2.0 Mentoring Program
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties is proud to announce it is introducing mentor2.0 – a technology-driven, email supported one-to-one youth mentoring program that directly focuses on local high school students. Through partnerships with Joliet Township High School District 204, ExxonMobil and Big Brothers Big Sisters, mentor2.0 will launch in fall 2014.
New Mentoring Program for Joliet Twp. H.S. Students
Herald-News, Nov. 13, 2013 Nearly every student in Joliet Township High School District 204 has a netbook computer. And thanks to that technology, many of them will have access to a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Will and Grundy Counties. District 204 Supt. Cheryl McCarthy announced a new program between Big Brothers Big Sisters and the school district — mentor2.0, a technology-based program that will pair students with mentors in a specific industry or field where a student shows interest.