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The Texas State Association of Big Brothers Big Sisters Agencies Awarded
Distinguished Grant from The Meadows Foundation
On Thursday, February 7, 2019 The Texas State Association of Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies became a recipient of a $150,000 grant from The Meadows Foundation.
The Meadows Foundation exists to assist people and institutions of
Texas to improve the quality and circumstance of life for themselves and
This grant was awarded to
the Texas State Association of Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies to support mentoring
relationships for children of incarcerated parents.
Across Texas, our
service areas average a significantly higher crime rate than the
national average. A substantially larger-than-average portion of our
enrolled children have a parent in prison, which makes them 7 times more
likely to end up in jail themselves. With this grant, we will be able
to provide support to 150 children and mentor matches and help break the
cycle of incarceration.
Our goal is to provide at-risk youth with the support they need to:
· Make good choices
· Avoid risky behavior, and
· Graduate high school
this grant, we will continue to provide one-to-one mentoring for these
children, and help change their lives for the better, forever.
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