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New Updates from BBBS-ETN

NEW UPDATES FROM BBBS-ETN

KNOXVILLE, TN (March 16, 2020) This week has brought challenges for all of us, across the country and right here in Tennessee. Yet – as I learn more than I ever imagined about pandemic protocols and terms like social distancing – I have never been more proud to be part of the talented team at Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee, and part of this supportive community.

Over the next few months, this agency – much like many nonprofits here and across the country – will be faced with tough decisions. But, with unique problems, we have the opportunity to craft unique approaches, to innovate.

Starting this week, for the first time ever, BBBS-ETN will interview volunteers and lead orientations via videoconferencing software. And, our team who is currently working remotely, will interview youth in need of a mentor on calls and video. Perhaps most importantly, our Match Support Specialists will continue to serve as a hub for hundreds of families – providing resources for those who may be affected by loss of income, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, and anxiety due to the uncertainties related to COVID-19.

Now, perhaps more than ever, the mission and the impact of Big Brothers Big Sisters are evident and urgent. And as we continue to navigate the myriad of challenges we anticipate (and many we haven’t yet anticipated) in the coming months, I want to reassure you that BBBS-ETN will be guided by a purpose and a plan:
If you’re a donor, know that your funds will be used responsibly as we continue to serve hundreds of youth and their families during this time of need.
If you’re an event registrant, we’ll prioritize your safety, and we will keep you up to speed on the latest developments on Bowl for Kids’ Sake and all events at TennesseeBig.org/COVID19.
If you’re a mentor, we’ll provide resources for your Little and their family, as well as information to help you stay connected during this time of limited social interactions. • And, if you’re in the process of becoming a mentor – though we’ve put a temporary halt on Match meetings, we’ll continue providing orientations, processing applications, and conducting background checks.

Finally, I want to say thank you. Thank you for believing in us. Thank you for believing in the kids we serve. And thank you for standing beside us for the last fifty years and now, as we face the challenges ahead.

With gratitude,
—Brent

P.S. Our leadership team will evaluate the COVID-19 situation on a daily basis. We’ve even set up a website to track the status of all committee meetings, orientations, Match events, fundraisers, and events in the months of March, April, and beyond. For more details, visit TennesseeBig.org/COVID19. We’ll also continue to keep you up to date on our social media channels—Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter.

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COVID-19 Update from BBBS-ETN

COVID-19 UPDATE FROM BBBS-ETN

UPDATE (March 13, 2020) In response to increasing concerns related to COVID-19, effective today, BBBS-ETN strongly recommends that all Bigs and Littles avoid in-person match outings during the month of March (at minimum) and instead focus on building a friendship through email, phone, text, FaceTime, etc.

Our team has put together the list of activities below to share with your Little in lieu of in-person activities.

Practice Your Creative Writing by Sending Letters: Consider starting a story, mailing it to your Little, and asking your Little to fill in the next section and mail it back to you. Or, find fun postcards of places your Little might be interested in learning more about and mail them to him/her/them.
Chat via Skype/Facetime: A phone call can keep you up to date on how your Little is spending their time away from school.
Compete in Age-appropriate Digital Games: A friendly competition using Boggle, Words with Friends, or Quiz Up can be great fun! (And show you how much savvier your Little is than you!)
Start a Virtual Book Club: Order two copies of a book through Amazon Prime—or, my personal favorite, through a local bookstore that will mail one to your home and one copy to your Little’s home. Read the book with your Little, and talk about it over the phone. This will encourage them to keep reading should school be closed for an extended period of time.
Create a Match Activity List: Work on a list of new activities you and your Little would like to participate in together and then compare your answers over the phone. • Virtual Movie Night: Put on an age-appropriate movie at the same time and chat on the phone (or text) about the movie while watching.

As you know, Big Brothers Big Sisters has canceled group events and ticketed match events during the month of March. For an up-to-date listing of the status of all agency events, visit: TennesseeBig.org/COVID19.

We are working diligently to provide additional resources for you and for Littles’ families during this time. Below are a few—please do not hesitate to reach out to your Match Support Specialist if we can pull together more information.

Fun and educational websites offering free subscriptions while schools are out
Resources for Bigs who are concerned with their Little’s access to food if school is out (Note that you may also call 211)
Information on how to talk to your Little about the Coronavirus
A comic for kids explaining the Coronavirus

Thank you for all you do for your Little, and again, please don’t hesitate to ask if you have questions or concerns.

KNOXVILLE, TN (March 11, 2020) As you are undoubtedly aware, COVID-19 is an evolving global, national, and statewide issue. At BBBS-ETN, the health and safety of our Littles, Bigs, partners, and staff is our first priority. We are monitoring the situation daily and following guidance from area health departments and school districts, as well as federal guidance from the CDC.

As a general practice, BBBS-ETN recommends all Match parties exercise best judgement when considering spending time together. Reach out to your Match Support Specialist if you’d like to discuss your situation or, particularly for Community-Based Matches, to discuss creative ideas for continuing to build your Match relationship without seeing each other in-person for a short period.

At this time, in order to protect the safety of BBBS-ETN community, we ask you to refrain from Match activities with your Little if:
• You are ill for any reason – even if your symptoms are not the same as symptoms of COVID-19 (fever, cough, shortness of breath).
• You have traveled in the last two weeks to anywhere designated by the CDC as having a Level 2 or Level 3 Travel Notice (currently China, Iran, Italy, Japan, and South Korea).
• You have chronic conditions like heart disease, diabetes, a compromised immune system, chronic lung disease and/or cancer which could put you at a higher risk from COVID-19.

Additionally, if your Little or their family reports sickness, we encourage you to reschedule your time together.

For Community-Based Matches, we also advise you avoid large gatherings with your Little. For the month of March, and in abundance of caution, BBBS-ETN will suspend all group activities, and we will not be providing tickets to sporting events or other large events. We will continue to monitor April events and be in touch if those are canceled or postponed.

If you are at home, school, or another location with your Little, please follow CDC recommendations noted below and encourage your mentee to do the same:
• Avoid close contact with people who are sick.
• Avoid touching your eyes, nose, and mouth.
• Cover your cough or sneeze with a tissue; then throw the tissue in the trash.
• Wash your hands often with soap and water for at least 20 seconds, especially after going to the bathroom, before eating, and after blowing your nose, coughing, or sneezing.
• If soap and water are not readily available, use an alcohol-based hand sanitizer with at least 60% alcohol. Always wash hands with soap and water if hands are visibly dirty.
• Clean and disinfect frequently touched objects and surfaces using a regular household cleaning spray or wipe.
• Monitor your heath more closely than usual for cold or flu symptoms.
• We also recommend you consult your local health department for notices, recommendations, and warnings.

For more information, please visit the following websites:
• Centers for Disease Control and Prevention: https://www.cdc.gov
• World Health Organization: https://www.who.int

Thank you, as always, for being part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, and please reach out to our team if you have any questions or concerns. If you would like to speak with me directly, please call 865.243.3879 or email me at BWaugh@TennesseeBig.org.

Thank you,
—Brent

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Tornado Relief for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee

TORNADO RELIEF FOR BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF MIDDLE TENNESSEE

KNOXVILLE, TN (March 6, 2020) Six families served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee lost their homes when a tornado ripped through the Nashville area on Tuesday, March 3.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee is joining together with statewide BBBS affiliates to collect items for families. Donations from the list below can be made to the BBBS-ETN office at 318 N. Gay Street by Friday, March 13.

For questions, contact Lorien Pace at LPace@TennesseeBig.org.

•••Only unopened items can be accepted.•••

Items Needed
Bottled Water
Toilet Paper
Paper Towels
Toothpaste
Toothbrush
Soap
Shampoo
Conditioner
Body Wash
Razors
Deodorant
Lotion
Food Donations

Non-perishable Items
Canned Items
Snack Items
Peanut Butter
Sun-butter
Jelly
Canned Fruit
Non-perishable food items that do not need to be cooked
Cleaning Supplies
Gloves
Hand Sanitizer
Dish Soap
Laundry Detergent
Clorox Wipes
Flashlights
Batteries
Candles
Gallon Size Bags

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Names Mentors of the Year

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE NAMES MENTORS OF THE YEAR
Big Sister Dianne Forry and Big Brother Tyler Ladd honored

KNOXVILLE, TN (January 31, 2020) In celebration of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee has named its Mentors of the Year.

Big Sister Dianne Forry and Big Brother Tyler Ladd were honored for their impact at a private event in December 2019.

Dianne and Jake
Big Sister Dianne and Little Brother Jake were matched through Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee in September of 2015.

Jake and Dianne attend nearly all BBBS-ETN’s Match events – from craft club, to game night, to career night, to the annual Holiday Party – but their favorite thing to do together is attend plays. The pair catches a play nearly once a month at Knoxville Children’s Theatre.

Dianne says the duo also regularly volunteers in the community because Jake enjoys helping others. She regularly encourages Jake to focus on school.

Dianne’s impact is evident—Jake’s grades have improved, as have his relationships with his family and teachers.

“I think I have impacted Jake’s life by being consistent, dependable and accepting,” Dianne said. “I am not his parent, his counselor, his judge or jury, just his friend. He told someone recently that we were more like family to each other—I think that’s true.”.

Tyler and Josh
Big Brother Tyler and his Little Brother Josh first met more than four years ago. The pair loves being active together – including participating in activities like fishing, bike riding, and even tubing in Townsend.

Last year, Tyler and Josh spent time restoring a truck together. Tyler is close to Josh’s family, and even helped recently when they moved to a new home.

Josh’s mom says that Tyler provides a consistent support for her son, and Tyler agrees.

“I think Josh has been impacted by the consistency of having a mentor for more than four years,” Tyler said. “This friendship means so much to us, and we would both do anything for each other.”

“I think Josh sees that I want to bring joy and hope to life—I also think he has a compassionate heart, and that he wants to do the same for others one day,” Tyler said.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee defends potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. Children enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 50-year history in the Knoxville area. Learn more at tennesseebig.org.

About National Mentoring Month
Launched in 2002 by The National Mentoring Partnership and the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, National Mentoring Month focuses national attention on the need for mentors, as well as how each of us – individuals, businesses, government agencies, schools, faith communities and nonprofits – can work together to increase the number of mentors to help ensure positive outcomes for our young people. Learn more at mentoring.org.

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BBBS-ETN Match Featured by “Humans of New York”

BBBS-ETN Match Featured by “Humans of New York”

KNOXVILLE, TN (December 30, 2019) A Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Match has been featured on Humans of New York (HONY), an internationally acclaimed photoblog collected on the streets of New York City.

The posts – one from the perspective of Little Brother Brandon, and the other from the perspective of Little Brother Adam – have nearly 1.5 million likes on Facebook and Instagram in less than 24 hours.

Read Little Brother Brandon’s story on Facebook.
Read Big Brother Adam’s story on Facebook.
See Brandon’s story on Instagram.
See Adam’s story on Instagram.

HONY’s spotlight comes as BBBS-ETN prepares to celebrate National Mentoring Month in January. This wonderful Match feature underscores the impact of our work, and it’s an important reminder of the urgent need for mentors.

More than 100 kids – kids just like Brandon – are waiting a mentor right now! We hope you’ll read and share the HONY posts; and, while you’re at it, tag one person who you think should apply to be a Big Brother or Big Sister.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee ignites potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. Children enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 49-year history in the Knoxville area. Learn more at tennesseebig.org.
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KPD Officer B. K. Hardin provides digital safety session for youth, families and mentors served by BBBS-ETN

Officer B. K. Hardin provides digital safety session for youth, families and mentors served by Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee

KNOXVILLE, TN (November 8, 2019) Knoxville Police Department Officer B. K. Hardin—a Bigs in Blue Mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee—will lead a class for mentors, mentees and families of mentees on Monday, November 11.

The session will focus on safety issues related to cell phone usage, including cyber-bullying and dangerous apps. Officer Hardin will also discuss how the Internet can be used in a positive manner to further education and supplement classroom lessons.

The event will take place from 5:30pm – 6:30pm at The Regas Building (318 North Gay Street) and is supported by the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention and Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.

For more information on BBBS-ETN’s Bigs in Blue program, visit TennesseeBig.org/programs.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee ignites potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. Children enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 49-year history in the Knoxville area. Learn more at tennesseebig.org.

About OJJDP
The Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention Act of 1974, Public Law 93–415, as amended, established the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency (OJJDP) to support local and state efforts to prevent delinquency and improve the juvenile justice system. A component of the Office of Justice Programs within the U.S. Department of Justice, OJJDP works to prevent juvenile delinquency, improve the juvenile justice system, and protect children. Learn more at ojjdp.ojp.gov.
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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE AND THE VOL NETWORK CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE AND
THE VOL NETWORK CONTINUE PARTNERSHIP
Mentors and mentees to once again sell souvenir programs at University of Tennessee home football games

KNOXVILLE, TN (August 20, 2019) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee and the Vol Network today announced that mentors (Bigs) and mentees (Littles) will once again sell souvenir programs at all University of Tennessee home football games. A portion of the proceeds will benefit BBBS-ETN.

Program sales begin Saturday, Aug. 31, before the University of Tennessee’s game vs. Georgia State University. The partnership will continue at all home games, including: Sept. 7 (UT vs. BYU), Sept. 14 (vs. Chattanooga), Oct. 5 (vs. Georgia), Oct. 12 (vs. Mississippi State), Oct 26 (vs. South Carolina), Nov. 2 (vs. UAB) and Nov. 30 (vs. Vanderbilt).

All participating Bigs and Littles (matches) will have the opportunity to attend the game, and the top-selling Big and Little pairs at the end of the season will receive prizes from the Vol Network.

“We are thrilled to once again collaborate with the exclusive producer and marketer of University of Tennessee sports programming,” said BBBS-ETN CEO Brent Waugh. “Not only will this partnership with the Vol Network be an opportunity for our mentors and mentees to volunteer and give back to the community—it’s the perfect chance to tell Volunteers fans across the state about the urgent need for mentors.”

“The Vol Network is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee on this exciting venture,” said Vol Network General Manager Steve Early. “We look forward to working with mentors and mentees to further increase the visibility of our souvenir program on game days, while also highlighting the outstanding service that BBBS-ETN provides in defending potential in our youth.”

What:                    Bigs and Littles selling programs, pre-game

When:                   Saturday, Aug. 31—three hours prior to kickoff; continuing before all remaining home games

Where:                 Gate 10 at Neyland Stadium, and around Neyland ***Note that parking might be available for
members of the media.***

Visuals:                 Mentors and mentees selling programs together;
Matches enjoying Vol Village and attending the football game—the first game for many of the
children

On-site contact will be Marisa Thomassie, BBBS-ETN Americorps VISTA Outreach Coordinator.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee ignites potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. Children enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 47-year history in the Knoxville area. Learn more at tennesseebig.org.

About the Vol Network
For more than 60 years, the Vol Network has served as the main communications link between the University of Tennessee and its fans. As the broadcast rights holder to University of Tennessee athletics, IMG College/Vol Network manages UT radio and television programming, game day publications, on-line services, venue signage and various other marketing and promotional activities related to Big Orange athletics.

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE HOSTS ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL BASH

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE HOSTS ANNUAL BACK TO SCHOOL BASH
Mentors and mentees to celebrate beginning of school year

KNOXVILLE, TN (August 1, 2019) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee will host its annual Back to School Bash at Inskip Pool tonight, Thursday, August 1, from 6-8 p.m.

Mentors and mentees in the BBBS-ETN program will gather together to celebrate the end of summer and the upcoming school year. Attendees will enjoy food and participate in games and other poolside activities.

Mentees — known as “Littles” — will also receive donated supplies to prepare them for the upcoming school year.

The 2019 Back to School Bash is made possible by: Altar’d State, Quality Pools of Knoxville, SoKno Taco Cantina, and Hoffman Quality Tools USA Inc.

What: Annual Back to School Bash for BBBS-ETN Matches, presented by Altar’d State
When: Thursday, August 1, 6-8 p.m.
Where: Inskip Pool, 4204 Bruhin Rd, Knoxville, TN 37918
Visuals: Mentees and Mentors enjoying food, games, and activities; Mentees receiving school supplies

The on-site contact will be Conner Patterson, (650) 245-6543.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee ignites potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. Children enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 49-year history in the Knoxville area. Learn more at tennesseebig.org

About Altar’d State
Altar’d State is a rapidly growing women’s fashion brand with more than 100 boutiques throughout 30 states. Altar’d State’s popularity is growing not only for its inspiring boutique-style shopping experience and on-trend women’s fashion and accessories, but also for its emphasis on giving back to local and global organizations. Through its Give Back and Mission Monday initiatives, Altar’d State donates a portion of all net proceeds to global and local non-profit organizations

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE INDUCTS THREE COMMUNITY LEADERS INTO HALL OF FAME


BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE INDUCTS
THREE COMMUNITY LEADERS INTO HALL OF FAME
Agency to also recognize Outstanding Community Partners and award five area youth college scholarships

KNOXVILLE, TN (May 13, 2018) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee (BBBS-ETN) will host its third annual Hall of Fame Induction and Scholarship Awards Celebration on Thursday, May 16, from 5:30-8 p.m.

Julie Hardin, Cari Parker, and Don Shawl will be recognized for their transformational impact on the organization. For the first time, the agency has also named four Outstanding Community Partner award recipients: Steve Madden, Moe’s Southwestern Grill, Aaron Walters & Altar’d State, and WBIR.

Alongside supporters and community leaders, the agency will celebrate graduating “Littles” receiving scholarships, most of whom are first-generation college students. Scholarship recipients include Bethany Hensley, Brianna Hensley, Ravin Hyatt, K’Vaughn Tyson, and Raven Woods.

A reception and Littles Art Gallery will be available prior to the awards ceremony.

What:           Third Annual BBBS-ETN Hall of Fame Induction and Scholarship Awards Celebration

When:          Thursday, May 16, 5:30-8 p.m. (program starts between 7 and 7:15 p.m.)

Where:         The Regas Building | 318 N. Gay Street Knoxville, TN 37917

Visuals:        Five first-generation college students receiving scholarships to pursue their post-secondary education dreams; A Littles Art Gallery, spotlighting the talent and creativity of youth; Mentors and mentees interacting with one another; High-profile supporters of BBBS-ETN alongside community leaders

Hall of Fame inductees include:

  • Julie Hardin served as Executive Director of BBBS-ETN from 1985-1994. Hardin launched the Tennessee International Wine Festival, expanded Bowl for Kids’ Sake, and significantly increased the organization’s revenue.
  • Cari Parker has been a Big Sister to numerous Littles over thirty years. Parker served for a decade on the Tri-Cities advisory council and helped lead the merger which created Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee.
  • Don Shawl established the Bristol, Tennessee, BBBS agency in the 1980s. Shawl served as the vice-chair of the board of directors and recently funded BBBS-ETN’s literacy-based mentoring program, “Reading to Learn.”

The on-site contact will be Brent Waugh, 865.804.1288.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee defends potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. Children enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 47-year history in the Knoxville area. Learn more at tennesseebig.org.

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ARBY’S FOUNDATION AWARDS MORE THAN $12,000 TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE

ARBY’S FOUNDATION AWARDS MORE THAN $12,000 TO BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF EAST TENNESSEE
Funds will support technology-enhanced mentoring program at South Doyle High School

KNOXVILLE, TN- (May 9, 2019) – The Arby’s Foundation has awarded Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee more than $12,000 to support its Mentor 2.0 program at South Doyle High School.

This technology-enhanced initiative focuses on college readiness and success for high school students, many of whom will be first-generation college students.

Mentors and mentees participate in weekly activities, focusing on topics such as professionalism, perseverance, self-advocacy, financial aid, and career choices. Arby’s Foundation funds will cover the cost of curriculum, transportation, and food for four Mentor 2.0 in-person events, including one on May 9.

“We are incredibly grateful for the Arby’s Foundation grant in support of the Mentor 2.0 program” BBBS-ETN CEO Brent Waugh said. “This investment will provide East Tennessee youth with a life-changing friendship that maximizes their success after high school, ensuring career readiness and youth leadership opportunities.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee is one of 14 affiliates across the nation to provide the Mentor 2.0 program, and the only one in the state of Tennessee.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee defends potential in children through strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change lives for the better, forever. Children enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 47-year history in the Knoxville area. Learn more at tennesseebig.org.

About Arby’s Foundation
The Arby’s Foundation was founded in 1986 as a way for Arby’s to give back to the communities they serve. For 30 years, they have donated over $80 million to various youth related causes across all 50 states. From 2011 until 2017 the Foundation focused its efforts on ending childhood hunger in America, contributing over $25 million to hunger relief organizations. In 2017, the Foundation expanded its work to include youth leadership and career readiness initiatives.

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