Brothers Big Sisters of America Announces Nationwide Grants Supporting Law
Enforcement Mentoring Initiative
Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), the nation’s oldest one-to-one youth
mentoring organization, will award 13 grants worth $560,000 to affiliates in
support of its “Bigs in Blue” program. The program will recruit police officers
to become mentors to the youth they serve. Through this initiative, Big
Brothers Big Sisters is striving to have a positive impact on the strained
police-community relations. The Dallas community has been extraordinarily
supportive of Bigs in Blue, contributing more than $650,000 to the program at
Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star.
Thursday, March 16, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., Assistant Chief Paul Stokes and Big
Brothers Big Sisters of America CEO Pam Iorio will announce the cities that
will be starting or expanding their Bigs in Blue programs with national grants.
The affiliate serving the Dallas area, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star, is
receiving a sizeable grant and other large donations from the local community,
which will also be highlighted. Immediately following the press conference,
Iorio, Stokes, Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star CEO Pierce Bush, and Bigs in
Blue mentors and mentees will be onsite for interviews and photo opportunities
with an oversized check presentation.
media is invited to attend the event which will be held at the Jack Evans
Police Headquarters at 1400 S. Lamar Street Dallas, TX in the second floor
media conference room.
more information, contact Dallas Police Media Relations at (214) 671-4065.