Thank you to everyone who donated to the Graduation is a BIG Deal Campaign! Last month, the campaign raised $5000 to support the graduation efforts of youth in our community that need it most!
This year, 100% of the high school seniors in Central Oregon with a Big Brother or Big Sister graduated from high school on time, exceeding the national average by nearly 40%. These eight youth involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon face barriers to graduation even in the best of circumstances, several being the first in their families to graduate high school and go on to secondary education. Their mentors, support and encourage their Littles, some since young adolescence through high school graduation.
The Littles who have received their high school diploma are more likely to raise their children above the poverty line, have children that will graduate from high school and maintain steady employment. Graduating from high school will change these kids’ lives forever!