$350K grant to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters
U.S. Attorney Tim Heaphy will host a media event on Friday in Charlottesville to announce that Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge is the recipient of a $350,000, three-year federal grant to promote crime prevention through youth mentoring.
The Mentoring Children of Prisoners grant is awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and is the largest single grant award in the history of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge.
The agency, which serves the Charlottesville/Albemarle, Staunton/Augusta/Waynesboro and Lexington areas, is one of nine local chapters to receive Mentoring Children of Prisoners funding through their membership in the statewide Big Brothers Big Sisters of Virginia Alliance.
Joining U.S. Attorney Heaphy at Friday’s announcement will be Dave Norris, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge, along with a representative from the Albemarle-Charlottesville Regional Jail. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge expects to serve at least 50 youth a year through this new program.
Edited by Chris Graham. Chris can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.