MetLife has given grant to Big Brothers and Big Sisters seeking to expand the charitable organization’s program connecting concerned baby boomers with young people in need of mentors.
This new $1 million grant is the second phase of a $2.1 million, multiyear partnership, according to BBBS.
BBBS agencies in 25 cities were awarded funding to match new volunteers to thousands of young people in the first stage. In the new phase, they are now focusing their efforts on getting the “Bigs” into school.
Grants recipients are BBBS groups in Washington, D.C.; New York City; Hartford, Conn.; San Diego County, Cal.; Houston; Tampa Bay, Fla.; Charlotte, N.C.; Portland, Ore.; Baltimore; and Tulsa, Okla.