Foley High School Minnesota Honor Society recently presented Big Brothers Big Sisters with a $1,300 check to support its mentoring program. The students, led by their advisor Jamie Score, planned and organized Breakfast With Santa, a festive community event which benefits Big Brother Big Sisters.
Each year, approximately 80 Foley High School students serve as "Bigs"/mentors in the program distinguishing Foley as the only school district in which the number of available mentors is often great than the number of children in need of a mentor.
Jackie Johnson, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters, states "Foley High School is an example of true community where the high school students reach out and befriend a younger student. Big Brothers Big Sisters is only successful in the district because of the support and advocacy of the administrators, teachers, and staff. They have been integral to helping us enhance and expand our school-based program, which has served thousands of children within the Foley district."
Currently, there are over 100 children in Central Minnesota that are waiting for a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple, or Big Family. To learn more about becoming a friend to a child in need, call (320) 253-1616 or visit www.BigDefenders.org.
Jackie Johnson, Executive Director, (320) 258-4510, Jackie@BigDefenders.org
Brenda Jacobson, Advancement Director, (320) 258-4514, Brenda@BigDefenders.org
Ann Matvick, Program Director, (320) 258-4517, Ann@BigDefenders.org
(Left): Foley MHS President, Bailey Gapinski, presents check to Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Coordinator, Beth Marquette (Right)