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Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee offers new services to parents and families


KNOXVILLE, TN (July 29, 2020) Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Tennessee is thrilled to announce new services to better serve youth and families during COVID-19, including the following:

Match Support: Though our team is working remotely, we’re continuing regular support for Matches.

o Remember, if you do not feel comfortable with your child seeing their mentor in person, we encourage alternative connections via Zoom, Facetime, and telephone.

Online Match Activities: Speaking of alternative connections, we’ll continue providing online enrichment and Match activities at

Drive-up Wi-Fi: Thanks to the support of RCN Technologies and US Cellular, we’ve set up a drive-up Wi-Fi hotspot at our building (318 North Gay Street).

o For log-in details, contact your Match Support Specialist (MSS) – listed below.

Phone App: BBBS of America has developed “The App,” an easy and safe way for matches to stay in touch remotely. Contact your MSS for more information!

Text Us: Since March, our team has conducted outreach to connect families with essential services. If we were unable to connect with you, or if you have emergent needs, please text BIGHELP to 865.290.7762.

Connect with Us: For the latest on our COVID-related efforts, connect with BBBS-ETN on Facebook, Instagram, and Twitter, or visit

BBBS-ETN Match Support Specialists


Patterson, Conner | 865.862.9984

Stone, Laurie | 865.329.0168


Bevil, Stacy | 865.474.8651

Carter, Savannah | 865.523.2179

Ross, Mandy | 865.243.3878

Mentor 2.0

Baker, Whitney | 865.243.8846

King, Mia | 865.415.2025

Thomas, Jake | 865.862.6425

Sisson, Traci | 865.523.2179


Wick, Brittany | 423.247.3240 x 3

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 ignite the power and promise of youth. Youth enrolled in the program achieve measurable outcomes, including improved educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater self-confidence, and better relationships. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 50-year history in the Knoxville area.

During the COVID-19 crisis – and every day – BBBS-ETN is committed to keeping kids connected through a supportive mentor and dedicated case workers. The agency goes one step further, connecting both families and caregivers with critical services, serving those affected by loss of income, food insecurity, lack of healthcare, isolation, and anxiety due to COVID-19. Learn more about ways you can join our cause at


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