Thanks to the generosity of Clinton Exelon Power Station over the last few years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeWitt County has almost doubled in size.
According to Lauren Hutton with Big Brothers Big Sisters, the biggest need they see in their program right now is the need for community based matches. She explains this is where a 'big' and 'little' will interact in a community based setting, as opposed to their school based setting.
Hutton explains there are benefits to being a part of Big Brothers Big Sisters. She indicates they've partnered with area businesses to provide their matches with benefits as something to do when they are together.
For Hutton, one of the best experiences about monitoring the matches is hearing the different sides to how things are going. She says a 'big' may sometimes wonder if they're really making an impact but what she hears from the 'littles' are the mentors are having a great impact.
As the new school year approaches, Hutton indicates she'll be reaching out to the schools in DeWitt County seeking high school students to be mentors for younger students.
To learn more about the community or school based programs with Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeWitt County, contact Hutton in Clinton at 217-935-1234 or email her at firstname.lastname@example.org.