On behalf of the “Bigs” and “Littles” in our program, we thank Harvey County United Way for investing in Big Brothers Big Sisters and children who are facing adversity. In addition, they support our efforts to recruit new mentors.  Research shows  that youth who have the one-to-one- relationship with a Big are 46 percent less likely to use drugs, 27% less likely to use alcohol, 52 percent less likely to skip school and 33 percent less likely to use violence to resolve problems.

Children ages 5 through 17 are matched with carefully screened volunteer mentors. They are involved in either School-Based or Community-Based programs or a combination of the two. The results have a positive impact on the children, their families and the entire community. Harvey County United Way adds to the quality of life in this community and we are grateful for the difference they make.

— Matt Seger, President, Community Advisory Board, Harvey County Big Brothers Big Sisters