Truist donates $25,000 to Big Brothers Big Sister’s Big Futures program. Students return to school next week and thanks to Truist high school students in their Big Futures program have a bright start to the new program year.
“Truist is excited to start a new and exciting partnership with The Big Brother Big Sisters of the Big Bend that supports one of our Foundation’s significant pillars, Thriving Communities,” said Chris Mills, market president with Truist. “Big Brothers Big Sisters is committed to mentoring youth and our future workforce by partnering with Leon County Schools to provide students the platform to learn from their Big Futures program. Big Brothers Big Sisters will bring awareness to high school students on future options as it relates to a career, college or military options. For example, one of their long-term goals includes partnering with additional talent hub partners to teach students real life experiences and practical skills in their industries. This program provides two hands on field trips each year to a variety of local businesses to expose youth to different options. Molly and her team continue to do great work in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters efforts align well with the Truist Purpose to Build Better Lives and Communities.”
The Big Futures program was launched last school year at Godby and Rickards High School. In the 23-24 school year, BBBS will be adding a partnership with Ghazvini Learning Center. The program works with 10th, 11th, and 12th graders at these three schools to prepare them for their next steps after high school graduation.
“We are very proud and excited to be working with Truist as one of the corporate supporters investing in our ability to inspire more youth to reach their full potential and plan for success,” stated Molly Lord, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “This funding for our Big Futures program puts us in a great space to be part of the solution of improving high school graduation rates and address the talent gap shortages by preparing our talented youth for entrance into the local workforce, college or military,” Lord adds. “
To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Big Bend Big Futures program or if you’re interested in becoming a mentor, visit www.bigbendmentoring.org.