Big Brothers Big Sisters has an exciting new program mentoring children of prisoners. We have received a grant through the Department of Health and Human Services and partnered with other Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the state to serve children who have a parent in a state or federal prison. This program is being called Amachi. We are looking to serve children ages 6-14 who have one or both parents in state or federal prison, or have a significant loved one in state or federal prison. For more information, please contact our agency. The volunteers for this program are primarily from the faith based community..
If your community organization or business would like BBBSC to come to you and conduct a free presentation, call 931-647-1418. We want you to know what our agency does and how we impact the children in this community.
Bowl for Kids’ Sake 2009 was a huge success and fun for everyone involved. We expanded the event to include all three bowling centers in Clarksville, TN! Thursday, March 5 was college night at Skyline Lanes. On Saturday, March 7 the Main Event was held at The Pinnacle. Sunday, March 8 was the Youth Bowl at Eastgate Lanes. We hosted a sponsor’s reception on Friday March 6, at the Franklin Room of F&M Bank. The event raised a total of $65,000 to support our mentoring programs.
Golf for Kids’ Sake was held on July 31, 2009. This four person scramble was held at Swan Lake Golf Course and Sam’s Club was our title sponsor. The event raised $10,000 for our agency.
The Community Calendar is now on Sale! In July, BBBSC, day-viewed our first ever 18-month Community Wide calendar featuring the artwork of Lynne Griffey, a retired school teacher and local artist. Each month is featured by a different painting that depicits the Clarksville community. The calendars are $18 and are on sale at Big Brothers Big Sisters and all F&M Bank locations.
Male Volunteers needed! We have more than 100 children who are ready to be matched right now. They range in age from 6-15 and more than 80% are boys. We know that children who have a mentor as a child are more successful in school, less likely to use drugs and alcohol and are much more likely to grow into successful adults who attend and finish college.