AMRE Gives Back – Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters

     

     

    We make a living by what we get. We make a life by what we give.

    Each month, at our Monthly Sales Meeting, our Team enters a charity of their choice into a random drawing. The charity that is chosen is then invited to join us at one of our morning meetings to further educate us on the efforts, operation and goals of the charity. This provides our Team with possible volunteer opportunities in the future. Afterwards, the representative is presented with a donation check from all of us here at Adam Merrick Real Estate.

     

     

    This month, Adam Merrick Real Estate is honoring the Heart of Illinois Big Brothers Big Sisters Charity. Jami Truelove, the Executive Director, joined us at our morning meeting to tell us a little more about the wonderful charity.  

     

    Believing that all children achieve success in life, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better. The charity offers a variety of programs, both community-based and site-based. The community-based program involves an adult mentor who is carefully matched with a child facing adversity, to participate in activities together, based on common interests. The Lunch Buddy program is site-based, where the adult mentor visits the child at their school, during their lunchtime, to chat, work on homework or play games. The program helps these children achieve success in school, improve personal relationships, and helps them understand and commit to avoiding risky behaviors, drugs, and alcohol. Amazingly, 95% of these children avoid the juvenile justice system altogether. For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has changed lives, for the better, and will continue to do so, forever.

     

     

    The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

    Statistics show…

    “83% of Littles exhibit stronger social behaviors with peers

    90% of Littles believe they have a stronger understanding of their school work

    83% of Littles anticipate continuing education after high school

    93% of Littles improved their relationship with their parent or guardian

    82% of Littles understand and commit to avoid risky behaviors, drugs and alcohol

    86% of Littles have maintained or improved their grades

    95% of Littles avoid the juvenile justice system”

     

    “The question is not whether we can afford to invest in every child; it is whether we can afford not to.”

     

    For more information: https://www.hoibbbs.org/

     

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