FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Knoxville, TN (August 16th, 2016) Big Brothers Big Sisters of East TN (BBBS) is pleased to announce it has received a current total of $11,200 in donations from 100 Women Who Care Knoxville. After all donations are turned in, the total could rise as high as $15,000.
The group’s donations will provide much needed funding for the agency’s new Mentor 2.0 Program, a professionally supported, technology-enriched one-to-one mentoring program that engages high school students in the classroom and online in an entirely new way. Mentors and mentees use an interactive secure portal to follow a curriculum-based program administered by the BBBS’ staff. Partnering with South Doyle High School, BBBS will launch the Mentor 2.0 program at the start of the 2016-2017 school year.
100 Women Who Care Knoxville’s mission is to use the power of collective giving to make a difference in the community it serves. It meets quarterly to pick a local charity to support, with members each contributing $100 to the cause.
The funds from 100 Women Who Care Knoxville will go a long way in supporting the Mentor 2.0 Program, especially to underwrite the cost associated with the program’s secure online platform and curriculum.
“We are so grateful and excited that the members of 100 Women Who Care Knoxville share our passion in making a difference and want to support us in helping our students achieve their educational goals”, said Whitney Baker, BBBS’ Mentor 2.0 Director. “This mentoring program is the first of its kind in the state of Tennessee and our agency is excited to see its impact.”
100 Women Who Care Knoxville presenting Check to BBBS
100 Women Who Care Knoxville presented BBBS with $11,200 to support the agency’s new Mentor 2.0 Program. The check was accepted by BBBS Mentor 2.0 Director, Whitney Baker, Mentor 2.0 Big Brother, Eric Swanson and South Doyle Freshman Principal, Bill Baldwin.
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 925 children in 2016. 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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