Dozens of people in our community are benefiting the lives of kids in our area. These adults aren't even related to these kids.
Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters had 87 littles. This year, their goal is to help 100 littles. BBBS of Winchester, Frederick and Clarke Counties was founded in 1973. This year marks their 40th anniversary, and they have a lot planned to celebrate.
"We would love to hear stories from bigs and littles who are now adults and probably have children of their own just to see how they turned out and to see what kind of impact we have," said Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Juli Ferrell. "We know we help kids. We know we help them stay in school, stay away from drugs, stay out of prison so we know there are success stories out there, and we would love to reconnect."
Tuesday night, BBBS celebrated National Mentoring Month with an appreciation event at Piccadilly Brew Pub. At the event, they announced this year's Mentors of the Year. Ashley Mohr and Steve Kent were recognized. Mohr has been meeting with her little sister since October 2008, and Kent started meeting with his little since October 2009.
BBBS has an event coming up April 13th from noon to 5 p.m. at Northside Lanes in Winchester called "Bowl for Kids' Sake." The event is being held in the fourth month of the organizations 40th year and their goal is to have 400 people attend. The cost is $40 and all the money raised will go directly to the BBBS organization.
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