Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Upstate, a youth mentoring organization serving Upstate children between six and 16 years old, has received a $3,500 grant from The Duke Energy Foundation.
The grant will provide e-mentoring, which is provided for kids in the BBBS Upstate program who have been affected by the pandemic.
“The pandemic has created an increase in demand for our signature one-to-one mentoring services due to the mental and emotional effects on our at-risk youth across the Upstate,” said BBBS Upstate CEO Charlene Cheeks. “This grant will help us meet those needs by giving these kids the same meaningful mentoring experience while staying safe using a virtual platform as an additional option to our traditional in-person mentoring.”
The organization creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships.
For more information, visit bbbsupstate.com.