2012 GRANT AWARD RECIPIENTS
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF TUCSON
1st Year Funding
Agency Background: Dr. Hugh C. Thompson Jr. founded Big Brothers of Tucson in 1963, matching 23 young men with adult mentors in the community. The vision has grown into an agency that has helped change the lives of over 10,000 Tucson boys and girls. In 1981, Big Brothers of Tucson merged with Big Sisters. The program annually serves 550 children and youth ages 6-18. The mentors are asked to make a one year commitment and spend a minimum of four hours a month with their “Littles” doing everything from helping with homework, to going to sporting events, to making dinner together.
Focus of the 2012 SCCF Grant: General Program Operations The goal is to use the grant to increase the number of children and youth served by 8% or 594 children and youth in 2012 and to serve those most in need, including low-income, and children of those serving in the military who are actively deployed.
Contact: Danielle LeCompte, CEO firstname.lastname@example.org