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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS HOSTS CAREER DAY FOR MARGINALIZED YOUTH

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS HOSTS CAREER DAY FOR MARGINALIZED YOUTH
Event includes panel of diverse speakers and community leaders

KNOXVILLE, TN — (March 26, 2019) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee will hold its first Career Day event on Thursday, March 28.

Mentees, most of whom are first-generation college students, will receive recruitment materials from area universities.

Youth in attendance will also meet a number of professionals and community leaders as part of a career day panel. Panelists include a commercial pilot and former Little Brother; the COO of a SH Data Technologies; a business specialist from ORNL; and a crime scene technician.

After the panel, mentees—known as “Littles”—will have the opportunity to network with area business leaders.

“Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee ignites potential  in our Littles,” said Vice President of Programs Kara Finger. “The youth we serve have so many achievable aspirations, and this first-ever Career Day event will help them learn how to make those dreams a reality and ultimately reach their full potential.”

WHAT: First-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee Career Day

WHEN: 5:30-8 p.m.
>> 5:30 p.m., Dinner with panelists and community leaders
>> 6:30-7:30 p.m., Knoxville business leaders panel
>> 7:30-8 p.m., Networking time for Littles and professionals

WHERE: The Regas Building, 318 N. Gay Street

WHO: Knoxville business and community leaders, middle and high school Littles, representatives from the Knoxville Area Mentoring Initiative (KAMI)

VISUALS: Middle and high school mentees networking with area business professionals; Community leaders serving on an interactive career panel; First-generation college students learning about post-secondary and career opportunities

ON-SITE CONTACT: Kara Finger, 423.667.1689

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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Big Brothers Big Sisters Announces New Event to Support Mentor 2.0 Program

Knoxville, TN. (June 24th, 2016)  –  The Big Heights Rooftop Crawl, presented by Axle Logistics, Shafer Insurance and Pilot Flying J, will take place Thursday, August 18th in Downtown Market Square. The decade-themed event will be the first of its kind in Knoxville and will benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN (BBBS).

During the Big Heights Rooftop Crawl, participants will celebrate and raise awareness for BBBS’ new Mentor 2.0 Program, a technology enriched, one-to-one mentoring program that focuses on college readiness and success for high school students. BBBS will launch the Mentor 2.0 program this Fall at South-Doyle High School, where students will be encouraged to reach for BIG HEIGHTS.

All funds raised through the Big Heights Rooftop Crawl will directly benefit the Mentor 2.0 program. During the event, participants will crawl the rooftops of Market Square and enjoy food, drinks, music, and decade-themed fun as they travel from the 70s to the 90s. The participating rooftops include: Scruffy City Hall, Oodles Uncorked, and Cafe 4.

Tickets are $45, must be purchased prior to the event, and include: food, drink tickets (one per rooftop party), decade-themed entertainment, and access for one to each of our three rooftops. Free parking is available in the Market Street Parking Garage.

Schedule:
6:30pm: Check- In
7:00pm-10:00pm: Rooftop Crawl- Rooftops are open, with each providing food, one included drink, music and decade-themed activities and fun for all attendees.
10:00pm: Crawl Concludes

Please visit www.TennesseeBig.org/BigHeights for more information and to purchase tickets. All event participants must be 21 years of age & older. If attending in a group, participants must register together.  With any additional ticketing questions, please contact Alli Damas at adamas@tennesseebig.org with any ticketing questions.

Contact:
Alli Damas
Marketing and Events Director
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN
865.523.9455
adamas@tennesseebig.org

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN
Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee (Tennesseebig.org) provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one‐to‐one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Through these relationships, children achieve success throughout their lives. Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee served more than 900 children in 2015. Through one-to-one mentoring relationships, these children make better decisions about their lives, have a better attitude about school and choose to avoid risky behaviors.

 

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