Tuesday, November 07, 2017 04:05 PM

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS LAUNCHES BEYOND SCHOOL WALLS WORKPLACE MENTORING PROGRAM AT EPB

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga launches the Beyond School Walls Workplace Mentoring model program at EPB, which supports students who want to explore future career opportunities with local employers.

Launch Day at EPB was a huge success, said Site-Based Mentoring Director Emily Barrow. We applaud EPB management and employees for their commitment to making a difference for the children and ultimately the community. Programs like Beyond School Walls change lives at a time when even the smallest choices can alter the course of a youths future.

The Launch Day included 20 Littles meeting 20 Bigs at EPB, who will continue meeting each Tuesday morning through the academic year. The 20 Littles are sixth grade students at East Lake Academy, who will explore career paths available at EPB as well as the education requirements for various positions. The 20 Bigs are EPB employees who have volunteered their time and talents to inspire students along a path to success.

EPB is thankful for the opportunity Big Brothers Big Sisters has given us with this partnership to help make a difference in the lives of our students, as it aligns with our community commitments, said EPB Community Development Vice President Hodgen Mainda. Through mentorship, ...

News source: The Chattanoogan.com

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