BENEFITING: BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF OCEAN COUNTY INC
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ocean County has teamed up with the Toms River Regional School District and The Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation to change kids' lives for the better, forever. Please join us in making a difference in the lives of the children in our community. Funding is crucial to sustain and grow the matches of the Toms River School Programs.
In January, BBBSOC announced its partnership with the Jay and Linda Grunin Foundation which is providing BBBSOC the opportunity to have every dollar amount raised to support these programs matched. This means every dollar donated by YOU in this Crowdrise challenge will be matched by this grant. Please help us strengthen our community for today and the future by supporting BBBSOC and its Toms River School Programs.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a life changing preventive program that ultimately reduces the need for possible future juvenile justice and school disciplinary intervention when the child is older and/or becomes an adult. There will always be a need for mentoring services as the number of single parents continues to grow within the county however, for those Littles that participate in the program the need for future intervention is greatly reduced.
National research has shown that the positive relationships between youth and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have direct and measurable impact on the children´s lives. By participating in our youth mentoring programs, we can proudly say:
- 100% of our "Littles" have completed high school
- 100% of our "Littles" have improved their outlooks on education
- 100% of our "Littles" have avoided risky behavior
- 100% of our "Littles" have avoided the juvenile justice system