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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHWEST WYOMING RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT FROM THE WYOMING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, SPECIFICALLY THE GORDON AND EDNA SYKES FOUNDATION

posted Sep 26, 2016, 8:22 AM by Abbey Brewer

Greybull, WY – September 23, 2016 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming received a $10,000 grant from the Gordon and Edna Sykes Foundation, a foundation a part of the Wyoming Community Foundation.  The grant will be used for volunteer recruitment and creating new mentoring relationships in South Big Horn Counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming oversees youth mentoring programs throughout the Big Horn Basin by providing free mentoring services to children from all backgrounds that are in need of an additional positive adult role model. This one-to-one relationship is proven to help children do better in school, avoid drugs and violence, and establish new goals for themselves.  Currently, Big Brothers Big Sisters supports over 60 matches in the Big Horn Basin.  They are excited for this grant because it will be an enormous help in matching the 58 kids who are waiting to be matched with the perfect mentor to START Something in their lives.

CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming, Abbey Brewer said, “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Gordon and Edna Sykes Foundation.  We have been so blessed to have volunteer support from our friends in South Big Horn Basin, and now this grant is just a welcome and wonderful honor.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking any positive adult mentor to volunteer a child.  By giving one hour once a week you can change a child’s life for the better, forever.

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