Big Brothers, Big Sisters: Grant matches military children with mentors

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on April 26, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Updated Thursday, Apr 26 at 6:02 PM

LOUISVILLE, Ky. (WHAS11) – A $122,000 federal grant allows Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana to match young people with mentors while their parents serve in the military.

10-year-old Bradley Johnson is one low maintenance young man, but he'll also tell you, he is a pretty lonely little guy.

Bradley is a child from a military family.  Bradley's mom, father and uncle are all in the Navy.  

As part of a new military mentoring program being run by BBBS with a $122,000 federal grant, 70 children with military parents are to be matched with a Louisville organization.

The program is also looking for members of the armed forces and military veterans to become volunteers and mentor the kids of military families.

Congressman John Yarmuth, a longtime supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters, received the federal money for the local office.

To help out, you can call the staff at the Gardiner Lane headquarters at (877) 588-2300.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana, click here.
 

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