SIDNEY — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County received a grant from DP&L Foundation in January 2021.
This grant was given to Big Brothers Big Sisters to help fund the High School Big Buddies mentoring program and was used to implement new curriculum in the Big Buddies Programs. This program utilizes high school freshman through seniors as mentors to work with elementary age students located in Shelby & Darke County Schools. The Big Buddies program has used Social Emotional Learning as their curriculum throughout this school year. Social Emotional Learning helps with self-awareness, self-management, social awareness, relationships and decision making. All of these skills play a huge role in a child and young adult’s everyday success. Big Brothers Big Sisters is extremely thankful to the local community and for great organizations and foundations who donate towards programs to help benefit the youth.
Anyone interested in getting involved with the Big Brothers Big Sisters program can contact 937-492-7611 or visit https://www.bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org/.