SHELBY COUNTY — Rachel Sailor, daughter of Rick and Tina Sailor, of Jackson Center, received a $500 scholarship which was awarded by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County.
Sailor a 2020 Jackson Center High School Graduate, plans to use the funds to pursue a degree at Rhoades State Community College, majoring in dental hygiene and possibly photography. Rachel stated that “Being a Big Buddy is truly one of the most enjoyable things that I have ever done, and a very easy way to give back to the community and country.” Other activities that she is involved in includes FCCLA, Vacation Bible School, Mission trips, Dorothy Love, Hugh O’Brian Youth Leadership, Alpha Center, and Jackson Center Community Days.
Caleb Baughman, son of Zach and Nicole Gannen of Anna, received a $500 scholarship also for the Big Brothers Big Sisters Scholarship for the 2019/20 school year. Baughman is a 2020 graduate from Anna High School and plans to use the funds at the University of Cincinnati while majoring in Biomedical Engineering. Caleb stated, “Being a Big Buddy has given me so many opportunities and experiences over the last two years, and although I was only able to share a few of my experiences here, I am grateful to the program and especially to my littles who helped me to grow as a person and become the person I am today.”
The Big Brothers Big Sisters agency we also have community-based matches where Big Mentors and Little Mentee matches meet with each other twice a month for outings which are planned around the volunteer and littles own schedules. The goal of the community-based program is to match a local child with an adult mentor, who can serve as a positive role model, and expose the child to enhancing and uplifting activities.
Currently, the agency is still virtually matching and has a waitlist for children waiting for a Big Brother or Sister in the program, so now is the time to think about how you could put a little sparkle into the life of a child! If you are interested in becoming a mentor in our community-based program, please call 547-9622 or 492-7611 or go to our website at www.bigbrobigsis-shelbydarke.org for more information. Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to be a United Way Partner agency.