Tyson Grant Funds National Conference Trip


SPRINGFIELD, Mo. (Nov. 13, 2019)— Due to grant funds from Tyson Foods, two members of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks (BBBSO) team attended the BBBS National Conference in June in Charlotte, N.C.

The event offered stimulating learning sessions, inspirational speakers and an overall engaging experience centered on the topics of diversity, inclusion and equity.

“Every year our National Conference gives our agency an opportunity to learn new ideas, develop our staff team and come back home re-energized in the knowledge that our mission impacts dramatically the lives of our youth. These funds we received allows us to keep sending our staff team. Which we are incredibly grateful for that opportunity,” said Ashley French, Chief Executive Officer for BBBSO.

The conference gave BBBSO leadership the opportunity to unite with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and discuss best practices for program success.

BBBSO is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization and United Way partner agency that believes that every child can succeed and even thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters supports life changing friendships between professionally screened adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles). Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a system of ongoing evaluation and support, which independent studies prove helps Littles perform better in school, avoid risky behaviors, and grow up to be productive, engaged citizens.

For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks, contact Special Events Manager, Lexie Bodenhamer by email at [email protected] or by phone 417.889.9136 or 417.229.7613

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