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.
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.