On August 3, 2017, Dough For Degree$ founder, Danielle Jeffers shared with “littles” the early preparations for college. Twenty middle through high school students and parents associated with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area attended this workshop. Ms. Jeffers encouraged a close relationship with school guidance counselors to keep up with credits, to stay on target for graduation, and keep abreast of scholarship opportunities. She explained how to get ready for college mentally, academically, and financially. She also encouraged the youth to visit colleges as early and as frequent as possible for a better insight of their choice. For more information call Pat Daniel, Executive Director (434)792-3700 ext. 234.
On August 7, 2017, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area helped seventy-four participants in the program get ready for their first day of school. The staff passed out book bags filled with healthy snacks, hygiene products, and t-shirts to get them started on the right foot. Hermani pictured here was one of the many smiling faces on her way back to George Washington High School. For more information call Pat Daniel, (434)792-3700 ext. 234.
On July 13th, eight sales managers of the Daly Seven Corporation participated in the “Daly Day of Donating”. Joe Daly, Corporate Director of Sales, led the event held at the Pepsi Building, Craghead St. The event started with a visit from the Mayor John B. Gilstrap and Blooper from the Danville Braves. Forty-five “littles”, twenty-five adult “Bigs”, volunteers and parents enjoyed face painting, dancing, Jenga, a photo booth, musical chairs and hula hoops. An O’Kelly’s lunch was provided by the corporation. A massive water balloon battle ended the afternoon. Special thanks to the Daly Seven Corporation and “J.P.” Piotrowski. For more information, call Pat Daniel (434)792-3700 Ext. 234.
The “littles” of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area spent an evening with Sheriff Mike Taylor at the United Way, 308 Craghead St. on July 18, 2017. After dinner, the Sheriff gave the youth wise council about gang participation and the outcomes. He also led a discussion about the results of criminal activity and where it leads. Sheriff spoke about how criminal activity has a negative effect on the individual, family, and community. He also went on to explain how it creates lasting effects financially, mentally, and physically. Lastly, he reminded them that he did not want to see any of them come through the Pittsylvania Co. Justice system ever in their lives. We would like to thank Sheriff Taylor for sharing with our young people about such an important topic. For more information, please call Pat Daniel (434) 792-3700 Ext. 234.
On July 17, 2017 15 littles from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area joined with the Mt. Hermon Willing Servants Sunday School Class for a pool party. There was a hot dog dinner, strawberry shortcake, and slushies prepared the kids. Thanks to the wonderful hostess for sharing their home with our agency. They have been providing this annual event for several years. For more information, please call Pat Daniel (434) 792-3700 Ext. 234.