BBBSNEW is excited to announce a new partnership between Belmark inc and the Unified School District of De Pere that began in February 2022!
BBBSNEW was approached by the Unified School District of De Pere in the fall of 2021. After the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic, the district was seeing an increase in the needs for their youth and looking for opportunities to get them connected to positive adults in the community. Belmark inc, a longtime supporter of BBBSNEW programming, was looking for additional opportunities to serve their local community. Working together with BBBSNEW, a new partnership was formed!
Five Belmark inc Bigs stepped up to the challenge and enrolled in BBBSNEW programming to be matched in East De Pere. The matches began meeting in February and March of 2022 and are already feeling the benefits of being matched with an area youth. By spending time with their Littles, these five Bigs are able to experience a fun break in their workday to play games, do crafts, and build a friendship. They are beginning to see the ways that their weekly time together can positively impact the life of a child. Games and activities quickly turn into conversations about life, future, and dreams, throwing a football builds a lasting relationship that leads to trust, and lunches together provide an opportunity to live life alongside a child.
BBBSNEW expresses a continued “Thank You” to Belmark inc for their support throughout the years, and a special thanks to these five new Bigs! Additional thanks to BBBSNEW Board Member and Graphics Service Supervisor with Belmark inc, Kim Westover, for help coordinating this new and exciting partnership!