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  • Chili's Give Back Event Supports Big Brothers Big Sisters
  • Join us on April 6th from 11:00 am to 11:00 PM

    Let Chili's do the cooking and support Big Brothers Big Sisters at the same time.

    You must present this flyer with your payment to be included in this promotion.

    Only at Chili's 1525 Manheim Pike, Lancaster

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  • Join us for Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015
  • Presented by Orrstown Bank, Hagelgans and Veronis, LLC,  and the Grainger Foundation 

    See a list of our event sponsors here 

    Join us for the 2015 Bowl for Kids' Sake events:

    • April 24, 6:00-8:00 PM at Clearview Lanes
    • April 26, 3:00-5;00 PM at Dutch Lanes
    • May 2, 2:00-4:00 PM at Leisure Lanes

    Register here or call 717-397-7567 for more information


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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters releases the 2013-14 Annual Report
  • Click above to view our Annual Report!

    Big Brothers Big launches its first annual report since the 1990's!  Be the first to read it here.

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  • BBBS Launches Path to Success
  • A real solution to the drop out problem.
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    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Lancaster County

    Path to Success Mentoring Program

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         Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Community and School Based programs are proven to be effective in reducing risk for children facing adversity. Much of the professional effort is put forth in creating and supporting healthy and safe matches with youth focuses on the critical steps necessary to build strong and long lasting relationships with caring adults. Once mutual trust is established, the road to positive outcomes is actualized. Research indicates that improving socio-emotional competencies can ultimately improve school performance, higher graduation rates and decreased engagement in risky behaviors (Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Youth Outcome Report, Executive Summary, January 2012).

    National research shows that 83.5% of youth enrolled in Community Based Mentoring and 74% of youth enrolled in School Based mentoring maintained or improved in all three strategic outcome areas.

    If the students most at risk for dropping out are successfully engaged with other students and adult mentors, they should expect improvement in the strategic outcomes, and graduate from High School. There has never been a targeted mentoring approach like this implemented to reduce high school drop outs. If this pilot is successful it could be a model that could be duplicated in other districts where truancy leads to drop outs.

     

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