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BBBSNEIA Kicks Off Beyond School Walls!


BBBSNEIA kicked off our first Beyond School Walls Workplace Mentoring program in the agency's history this month! This national BBBS program model connects our Littles to the workplace setting. Bigs from CUNA Mutual Group are matched with Littles in 1st-4th grades from Carey Elementary in Waverly. One day every other week, Littles hop on a bus after school to go to CUNA Mutual and spend 90 minutes with their Bigs, one-to-one. The match starts out with snack and then spends time playing games, doing homework together, visiting the Bigs' work space, playing outside, doing crafts, and more! At the end of the program day, parents come to CUNA Mutual to transport their child home. 

Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to-one mentoring already makes a difference in childrens' lives. In Beyond School Walls, Littles also see the value of their education first hand by being immersed in work culture. Ten Big/Little matches started meeting last week at CUNA Mutual, and five more matches will meet for the first time at our next program day on Halloween.

If your company is based in Fayette, Floyd, Buchanan or Black Hawk Counties, has at least 10 employees interested in becoming Bigs, and you would like to learn more about Beyond School Walls and how you too can get involved, contact our CEO Katie for more information!


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