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Beyond School Walls: Empowering the Potential of Tomorrow's Workforce Through Workplace Mentoring

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Today’s release of the Big Brothers Big Sisters 2020 Beyond School Walls Report highlights the organization’s pioneering workplace mentoring program and underscores the importance of innovation to keep kids connected during these unprecedented times.

98% of youth enrolled in the Beyond School Walls program report improved grades and 95% report an increased sense of belonging and better relationships with their peers

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Today’s release of the Big Brothers Big Sisters 2020 Beyond School Walls Report highlights the organization’s pioneering workplace mentoring program and underscores the importance of innovation to keep kids connected during these unprecedented times.

98% of youth enrolled in the Beyond School Walls program report improved grades and 95% report an increased sense of belonging and better relationships with their peers

The Gift of Mentorship is Helping to Change Lives

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Once a month, Comcast employee Steven Greene gets in his car and drives two hours to have lunch with 16-year-old Micah, a student he mentors at our company’s Jacksonville, Fla. regional office. He doesn’t mind the drive, and December’s meeting was especially worth it – he got to witness Micah’s big smile when he was gifted a free iPad. “Surprises like this are what make the commitment even more special,” Steven said.

Comerica Aids Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County in Raising Over $50,000 for 2019

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DETROIT, April 23, 2019 /3BL Media/ - For the seventh consecutive year, Comerica Incorporated (NYSE: CMA) served as the presenting sponsor for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Washtenaw County’s annual Rise and Shine for Kid’s Sake! Breakfast. The event, held April 18 at the Barton Hills Country Club in Ann Arbor, Michigan, supports the organization’s Investing in Children Circle annual fundraising campaign.

100 Days to Comcast Cares Day

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At Comcast NBCUniversal, making a positive impact in the communities where our employees live and work is a core value that we embrace all year long.

Major Leaguer Eric Hosmer Goes All Out for Kansas City Youth

Royals star shines bright for Big Brothers Big Sisters
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World Series champion, All-Star Game MVP, three-time Gold Glove Award winner and 2017 World Baseball Classic champion — first baseman Eric Hosmer has developed an impressive baseball resume since joining the Kansas City Royals in 2011.

But in addition to making a big difference for the Royals in recent years, the 27-year-old has also made a positive and significant impact in the Kansas City community.

T. Rowe Price Associates Make a Difference in Children’s Lives During National Mentoring Month and Beyond

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While January is National Mentoring Month, T. Rowe Price associates around the world volunteer year-round to mentor and support children.

“We’re always looking for solutions that improve outcomes for youth and enrich community life,” says Sandra Van Vloten-McGraw in T. Rowe Price’s Corporate Social Responsibility department. “Mentoring achieves both, and it’s great to see the positive impact these programs have on the kids.”

ELBA: Apprenticeship in London

Carnival Foundation Awards Four-Year College Scholarships to 17 South Florida High School Students

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Carnival Foundation, in partnership with the Miami HEAT and Florida Prepaid College Foundation, presented 17 South Florida students with four-year college scholarships during halftime of the HEAT game on March 19, 2017.

Making an Impact Around the Globe: Rhode Island – Mentoring Students Toward Success in Science

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Amgen Rhode Island partnered with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State to launch the first site-based mentoring program in Rhode Island. The program, called Beyond School Walls, brought 20 sixth graders from a local elementary school to Amgen for a 15-week program. Each of the 20 students was paired with a volunteer Amgen staff member, meeting every other Wednesday from November through June for one-to-one mentoring.

Rays Players Were Out in the Tampa Community All Weekend

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TAMPA, Fla. – Players from the Rays provided early season excitement in their community this past weekend, first hosting a group from Big Brothers Big Sisters at the ballpark in the Players Trust’s Buses for Baseball program then joining kids from the Miracle League of the Gulf Beaches the following day.

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