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HERE'S HOW YOUR DONATION IMPACTS OUR COMMUNITY...

Some "BIG" Facts:

  • 90% of Littles reported better performance in school
  • 86% said it helped them make better choices throughout their adult lives
  • 77% of Littles reported better performance in school
  • Littles are 52% less likely to skip school
  • Littles are 42% less likely to use illegal drugs
  • Littles are 33% less likely to use violence
  • For every $1.00 invested in BBBS, Hopkins and Muhlenberg Counties' communities save $3.28 in juvenile delinquency expenses

 

BBBS OF AMERICA HAS FOUND THAT IT COSTS $800-$1,000 IN OPERATION TO KEEP A CHILD MATCHED FOR ONE YEAR!

How we use your donation:

  • Recruitment of volunteers and children
  • Careful screening of volunteers through background checks, references and in-depth interviews
  • Interviews with parents and children to assess needs
  • Conduction of home assessments for children and volunteers to ensure safe match environments
  • Volunteer trainings in youth development and child abuse prevention
  • Parent and children training in various safety areas
  • Establishment of individual goals for each match
  • Regular assessment of goal progress and safety measures
  • Provide resources to volunteers, parents and children
  • Close work with school personnel to ensure productive matches
  • Supervision of after-school programs weekly at 5 schools
  • Maintain contact with all match participants to ensure safety and productivity
  • Provide support, information and guidance through the entire match relationship