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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area is a true change agent, committed to providing an adult mentor for every child who needs or wants one. Mentoring is a proven strategy that changes how our children grow up in America by meeting critical needs of our region’s children and engaging all levels of community. We help children build the attitudes and behaviors needed to stay in school, succeed academically, make healthy choices, and create promising futures.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area held a Fire Safety Workshop on Tuesday, May 23 at Calvary Baptist Church. Three firefighters from Station #1 gave information about what an emergency is and who to call. The participants got to see what "turn out" gear and the truck itself were all about. Thirty four people enjoyed the presentation and dinner afterwards. For more info, call Pat Daniel at 434-773-8394.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area (BBBS of Danville Area) held the Regional Spelling Bee at Averett University, Blount Chapel, on Saturday, March 18, 2023. Twenty-six youth from Danville Public Schools, Pittsylvania County Public Schools, and Sacred Heart Catholic School participated in the Bee.
After nine rounds, Kamsiychuwu Ezgwu, 6th grader at OT Bonner Middle School, Danville, VA emerged as the winner. The winning word was epidermis. The winner is now on his way to National Harbor for the National Spelling Bee during Memorial Day week.
The agency is thankful for the other participants who competed for the title. Two of the judges were past winners of the Bee. BBBS of Danville Area thanks the host, pronouncer, and other judge who were from the Averett University family. For more information about the Bee and BBBS of Danville Area, call 434-773-8394.