Great Grants: Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lorain County
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lorain County changes lives, one child at a time, through one-on-one mentoring. Created as a project of the Leadership Lorain County Class of 1994, Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Lorain County serves over 300 children between the ages of 6 and 18 annually by matching them with a caring adult mentor. The program works, too. “Littles”, as the children are called, are much less likely to use alcohol or drugs, face a teen pregnancy, or to skip school. In our featured video this month, Marcus Madison, Development Director for Big Brothers/Big Sisters and a member of City Council for Elyria, speaks about his experience as a “Little” and how it inspired him to service as an adult.
The Community Foundation of Lorain County has been pleased to support Big Brothers/Big Sisters, granting over $244,000 to the agency since its inception. The Foundation also manages Big Brothers/Big Sisters endowment fund which makes distributions annually that support the agency’s important work in our community.