Big Brothers Big Sisters Receives $10,500 from UPS Foundation
Funding Will Support Educational Activities for Middle & High School Students
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee received a $10,500 grant from The UPS Foundation, the charitable arm of UPS (NYSE:UPS).
The funding will be used to support middle school and high school mentoring programs to provide more college tours and educational events, and additional activities to encourage strong mentoring relationships for disadvantaged youth in Nashville.
“We are so glad that UPS has chosen to invest in mentoring our community’s children, particularly older students in middle school and high school, introducing them to new possibilities after they graduate from high school,” commented Carlyle Carroll, Chief Executive Officer of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. “The impact on a community of a child who realizes a brighter future because of a mentor’s influence affects us all.”
In 2011, The UPS Foundation distributed more than $45.3 million worldwide through grants that benefit organizations or programs such as Big Brothers Big Sisters, and provide support for building stronger communities.
“The UPS Foundation is honored to support the efforts of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee through its programs mentoring children,” said Eduardo Martinez, president of The UPS Foundation. “Our goal is to fund powerful programs that make a lasting difference to the global community.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters improves children’s chances for succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and breaking negative cycles. Providing services to all of Middle Tennessee, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee served 2,078 children in 2012. The average annual cost per child is $1,000.
To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit mentorakid.org or call (615) 329-9191.
Posted on: 1/14/2014