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Big Brothers Big Sisters receives $1.5M grant

(Source: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley) (Source: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley)
COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) -

The Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley, as part of the Mentoring 4 Georgia (M4G) collaborative, has been awarded a $1.5 million grant from the U.S. Government Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.

M4G is a mentoring collaboration consisting of four Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies from urban and rural Georgia, including the Chattahoochee Valley chapter.

Together the group will serve more than 500 children ages 6-17 over a three-year grant period. This program will serve a total of 29 counties across North, Central, and West Georgia. The M4G collaboration received one of only 28 grants given for this program nationwide.

“This grant will allow the four Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies to expand the number of children we can serve, and enhance the impact of our programs across multiple communities,” said Beatrice Blue, Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley. “

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley is to help children reach their full potential through professionally-supported, one-on-one relationships.

Leaders of the organization say Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest, largest, and most effective youth mentoring organization in the United States. 

To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Chattahoochee Valley, visit www.bbbschattvalley.org.

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