FARGO – Big Brothers Big Sisters of The Village Family Service Center has received a grant in the amount of $10,000 from the Alex Stern Family Foundation to defend the potential of youth in the Fargo-Moorhead community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters matches kids ages 6 to 14 with adult volunteer mentors, or “Bigs,” who spend about four hours a month with their “Little,” either at the child’s school or doing activities in the community. These relationships result in higher self-esteem, better academic performance, and improved relationships for the children.
The Alex Stern Family Foundation supports the arts, social welfare/human services, education, youth recreation, civic projects and health issues for the benefit of the greater Fargo-Moorhead area. Since 1977, the Foundation has invested over $15 million in nonprofit organizations in Cass and Clay counties. For more information, please contact Don Scott at 701-271-0263 or visit www.alexsternfamilyfoundation.org.
For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters, call 701-451-4877.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a program of The Village Family Service Center. The Village’s mission is to strengthen individuals we serve through regional community behavioral health services. We are accredited by the Council on Accreditation and are a United Way Community Partner.