DARKE COUNTY — The Harry Stephens Memorial recently made a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County. This donation is specific to the Darke County program and will assist the agency in continuing to serve “at risk” children through the Big Buddies after school program in Darke County.
Mentoring programs provide support, activities, education, and most importantly, a mentor for children who may be considered at-risk. The children involved in this program have the opportunity to engage in fun, social and academic enrichment activities with the interaction of their mentor.
“It is our goal to teach these children, through their relationship with their mentor, skills in managing life in a high-risk environment,” said a spokesperson.
Thanks to generous donations like that from the Harry Stephens Memorial Foundation matches continue to be made in the Darke County and continue to help children in a positive way.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby and Darke County is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to develop and mature quality relationships between children and volunteers. The relationship is meant to guide each child toward becoming a confident, competent, and caring individual. If anyone is interested in becoming a volunteer or for more information, call the office at 937-492-7611 or 547-9622, or access more information at www.bigbrobigsis-shelby-darke.org.