Big Brothers and Big Sisters recognized for empowering youth - Cincinnati News, Weather, Sports from FOX19 NOW-WXIX

Big Brothers and Big Sisters recognized for empowering youth

CINCINNATI, OH (FOX19) -

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati announced the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of the Year at Coney Island's Moonlight Pavilion on Sunday afternoon.

More than 200 adult Big Brothers and Big Sisters attended the event in addition to their Little Brothers and Little Sisters. 

Tom Murray, Chairman of the Board for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati, said that the event is a day to celebrate volunteers.

"It takes the volunteers to make Big Brothers work. Mentoring changes lives, and what our mission is to help young people, and to help them with their lives," said Murray. 

Two Big Brothers, two Big Sisters, and one Big Couple were recognized for their dedication to the youth.

Volunteers of Big Brother Big Sisters are referred to as "Bigs" which are individuals who spend at least one hour a week with youth for a year. "Littles," the youth, come from different types of environments and family situations according to Murray.

The afternoon was filled with stories that discussed the positive impact of mentoring for young people.

Several of the Little Brothers and Little Sisters will receive scholarship awards to help with financial aid for the upcoming fall semester.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati matches adult volunteer mentors with Tri-State children who can benefit from a positive role model.

 At least 400 youth remain on a waiting list to receive a Big Brother or Big Sister.

To become a Big Brother or Big Sister, visit the official website.

  • FOX19 HeadlinesMore>>

  • Uber suspends driver who live-streamed St. Louis passengers

    Uber suspends driver who live-streamed St. Louis passengers

    Sunday, July 22 2018 9:59 PM EDT2018-07-23 01:59:54 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:22:39 GMT
    The driver allegedly livestreamed almost all 700 rides to his Twitch channel. (Source: Abhijit Bhaduri/Flickr, File)The driver allegedly livestreamed almost all 700 rides to his Twitch channel. (Source: Abhijit Bhaduri/Flickr, File)

    Ride-sharing company Uber has suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area riders without their permission and streamed the live video online.

    Full Story >

    Ride-sharing company Uber has suspended a driver who recorded hundreds of St. Louis-area riders without their permission and streamed the live video online.

    Full Story >
  • Deadly LA market shooting started with domestic feud

    Deadly LA market shooting started with domestic feud

    Monday, July 23 2018 1:25 AM EDT2018-07-23 05:25:22 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 11:22 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:22:34 GMT
    (AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). A makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and notes grows on the sidewalk outside the Los Feliz Trader Joe's store in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 22, 2018. A day earlier, Trader Joe's employee Melyda Corado was shot and kille...(AP Photo/Damian Dovarganes). A makeshift memorial of flowers, candles and notes grows on the sidewalk outside the Los Feliz Trader Joe's store in Los Angeles, Sunday, July 22, 2018. A day earlier, Trader Joe's employee Melyda Corado was shot and kille...

    The violence began when the suspect shot his grandmother several times after she complained about his having too many television sets on, according to a relative.

    Full Story >

    The violence began when the suspect shot his grandmother several times after she complained about his having too many television sets on, according to a relative.

    Full Story >
  • Trump returns to 'Witch Hunt' tweets against Mueller probe

    Trump returns to 'Witch Hunt' tweets against Mueller probe

    Monday, July 23 2018 2:25 AM EDT2018-07-23 06:25:08 GMT
    Monday, July 23 2018 11:21 AM EDT2018-07-23 15:21:51 GMT
    (AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 22, 2018, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.(AP Photo/Carolyn Kaster). President Donald Trump waves as he boards Air Force One at Morristown Municipal Airport, in Morristown, N.J., Sunday, July 22, 2018, en route to Washington after staying at Trump National Golf Club in Bedminster, N.J.

    President Donald Trump has returned to referring to "a big hoax" after a week of drama, back tracking and a double negative about his attitude toward Russian election interference.

    Full Story >

    President Donald Trump has returned to referring to "a big hoax" after a week of drama, back tracking and a double negative about his attitude toward Russian election interference.

    Full Story >
Powered by Frankly