Welcome to Margaret's fundraising page!
Though this is my first year participating in the Bowl for Kids’ Sake with BBBS of the Triangle, this is the third time I will be Bowling for Kids' Sake! While working at a local bank in Santa Cruz County, CA, I enjoyed participating with my coworkers in this fun event. This year I am thrilled to be organizing with my young professional volunteer group, Triangle YP Civitan Club!
I am not a Big myself, but as an advocate for education, equity, and equality I stand behind the amazing work that BBBST does for children in our area.
Last year, 23% of the children in the program had a parent in prison, 75% of the children came from a single parent home and 75% of the children were on free or reduced lunch. Mentors work individually with children to overcome these challenges by actively promoting self-sufficiency and academic achievement.
In spite of these major risk factors, the impact of BBBST’s mentoring program is remarkable. Littles with a Big Brother or Big Sister are 46% less likely to start using drugs, 52% less likely to skip school, 27% less likely to engage in underage drinking and 33% less likely to resolve conflict using violence.
I am proud to support this movement, which believes that all kids have value and the ability to succeed, regardless of their circumstances. Thank you for giving generously to support this life-changing program!
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