Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County awarded mentoring grant

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GREENFIELD, Mass. (WWLP) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County (BBBSFC) has been awarded a $30,000 Mentoring Matching Grant through Mass Mentoring Partnership of Boston. 

BBBSFC said in Franklin County, this award will be used to support mentoring programs and match activities, recruitment of new mentors and mentees, and other general operating costs for the agency.

This grant is especially important as BBBSFC is preparing to expand their mentoring programs through a pilot afterschool program in Greenfield.

“Having the Mentoring Matching Grants line item fully funded is a testament to the impact that mentoring has on communities here in the Commonwealth,” said Jennifer Webster, executive director of BBBSFC.

BBBSFC serves children in all areas of Franklin County and North Quabbin area. The organization said mentors are carefully screened to ensure safety and longevity in the match. Mentors and mentees continue to receive support throughout their mentoring relationship through our professional and dedicated case managers.

If you or someone you know may be interested in learning more about becoming a mentor, please contact Emma Olson at BBBSFC 413-772-0915 or online www.bbbs-fc.org.

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