Donations will help organizations help Central Illinois young people reach their potential…
April 4, 2018 – Comcast gave $10,000 grants today to two Central Illinois community-based organizations, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region (BBSICR) and the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois (BGCCIL), to help them carry out their missions to help young people reach their potential. BBBSICR will use the funds to support its mentoring programs, which matches adult volunteers (“Bigs”) with children (“Littles”) ages six through 18 – the goal is to develop the matches into positive mentoring relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on littles’ lives. BGCCIL will use the funds to support its My.Future program, a digital platform that teaches club youth digital literacy skills, ranging from internet safety, typing and Web searches to media collaboration and gaming. Mia Woods, BBSICR Executive Director, and Bill Legge, BGCCIL Executive Director, were on hand to accept the donations.
“Comcast is proud to partner with Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Boys & Girls Clubs to support their important efforts to help Central Illinois youth reach their potential,” said Libbie Stehn, Comcast’s Central Illinois Community Relations Manager. “These are both proven and effective organizations whose programs have a positive impact on the lives of the children they serve.”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Illinois Capital Region is dedicated to helping children reach their potential through one-to-one relationships with mentors that have a measurable impact on youth.
About Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois
The Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Illinois’ mission is to inspire and enable all young people to reach their full potential as productive, caring and responsible citizens.
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