2016 Grant Recipients
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF TUCSON-5th Year Grant-$10,000
Agency Backround: Dr. Hugh C. Thompson Jr. founded Big Brothers of Tucson in 1963 and matched 23 young men with adult mentors in the community. In 1981, Big Brothers of Tucson merged with Big Sisters. The program annually serves 550 children and youth ages 6-18. There are currently over 100 “Littles” on the waiting list.
Focus of the 2016 SCCF Grant: Youth Mentoring Program
Funding will provide critical support for local Youth Mentoring Programs which are offered in two settings: Community Based Mentoring and Site (School) based mentoring. Youth must be 6-17 years of age, demonstrate need as well as the ability to bond with an adult and must want to participate.
Measurable Results: YOS (Youth Outcome Survey for 2014)
- 53% of children in the program are more likely to get better grades.
- 34% of ”Littles” are less likely to become involved with drugs and alcohol.
- 30% of youth have higher education expectations than prior to enrolling.
- 36% of “Littles” develop better trust with their parents.
Contact: Marie Logan, CEO Marie@TucsonBigs.org