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Celebrating a BBBS Match

“BE SOMEONE WHO MATTERS

TO SOMEONE WHO MATTERS”

 

The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program would like to recognize Bigs Pat and Shirley Fleckenstein and Little Brother Preston Heckman for having reached their 3 year match anniversary. Pat and Shirley are considered a couples match to Little Brother Preston and enjoy interacting with Preston by visiting local events and places of interest, spending time together playing games, going to the movie and exploring new interests. Preston’s mother feels the program has been a very positive influence and experience for her son. Research shows children involved in BBBS do better in school, are less likely to become involved in risky behaviors and have better family and peer relationships.

If you would like to be a positive influence for a child in need of a Big Brother or Big Sisters please call toll free 1-877-776-1636 or 814-371-0613. Find us on Facebook at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean Counties and online at www.bbbs-jem.org.

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Big Kelley Roff and Little Khadijah Thomas recently celebrated their seven-year match anniversary. Some of their favorite activities over the past year have included going to Darien Lake, spending time with Kelley and her family, watching fireworks, and supporting Khadijah at her sporting events and theatrical performances. Kelley expressed during the match’s anniversary meeting that Khadijah is a big part of her own family now, and everyone looks forward to spending time with her. Khadijah’s mother, Anita Hubbart, says she couldn’t have dreamed of a better match for her daughter. As a result of the match relationship, Khadijah has made gains with her self-esteem and sense of the future. Khadijah would like to attend college at Pitt Bradford when she graduates from high school.  

33 children in McKean County are in need of a volunteer mentor. Please call Big Brothers Big Sisters toll free at 1-877-776-1636 or 814-887-5591 if you would like to learn more. Find us on Facebook at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Jefferson, Elk and McKean Counties and online at www.bbbs-jem.org.

 

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The Guidance Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters program would like to recognize an Elk County match, Big Brother Jim Fedorko and Little Brother Jordan Larner, who recently celebrated their three-year anniversary. Jim and Jordan have enjoyed going to hunting camp, fishing, tubing at the East Branch Dam, and spending holidays together. As a result of Jim’s mentoring, Jordan’s self confidence and sense of the future have improved. Jordan would like to join the Marines after his high school graduation.

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If you would like more information about volunteering to be a Big Brother or Big Sister, please contact our office at 814-371-0613, toll free at 1-877-776-1636, or contact us online.

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