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The Springfield Police Department raised over $2,000 for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks at the 7th annual Protect and Serve

 

 

The Springfield Police Department serves up the mission of

Big Brothers Big Sisters during Protect and Serve

SPRINGFIELD, Missouri - The Springfield Police Department raised over $2,000 at the 7th annual Protect and Serve on Friday, August 14. Police officers assisted wait staff at Springfield Brewing Company to garner financial support and volunteers for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks.

Protect and Serve, an annual event for Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, highlights the agency’s need for male volunteers while fundraising financial support for its mentoring programs. Currently, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks has more than 60 boys waiting for a Big Brother. Mentors have the opportunity to help shape a child’s future for the better by empowering them to achieve while sharing activities and interests they already have in common. Bigs complete an orientation, interview and training process, and commit to spending six to eight hours each month with their Little for the duration of one year.

At Protect and Serve, Bigs and Littles greeted patrons at the door to help spread the agency’s mission to provide children facing adversity with positive adult role models. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks would like to thank the Springfield Police Department and Springfield Brewing Company for their continued support of its mission and mentoring programs.

For more information regarding Protect and Serve, contact VP of Programs, Erin Jaeger at 417-889-9136 or ejaeger@bigbro.com.

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About Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks

Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs youth, or Littles, with screened volunteer mentors, or Bigs, and monitors these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout its life. The first Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey, released in 2012, substantiates that its mentoring programs have positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth in areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks is a United Way partner agency and has served more than 20,000 children in the past 32 years. Learn more at www.bigbro.com.

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