2017 Grant Recipients
BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF TUCSON-6th Year Grant-$10,000
Agency Background: 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 2017 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: (as measured by the YOS (Youth Outcome Survey) attitudes toward risky behavior indicator)
80% of participants will maintain or create:
- Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
- Avoidance of risky behaviors
- Educational success
Contact: Marie Logan, CEO Marie@TucsonBigs.org