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BBBS celebrates mentoring program
Photo supplied Little Brother Sam has plenty of help with homework from Big Sister Brandy Dooley and Big Sister Dominque Schneider in the Big Brothers Big Sisters school mentoring program.
MONROE - Forty Monroe Little Brothers and Little Sisters and 47 Big Brothers and Big Sisters celebrate a successful year in the Big Brothers Big Sisters school mentoring program.

Program Manager Shannon Kaszuba awarded Certificates of Appreciation to graduating seniors Paige Burandt, Stephanie Cline, Taa Egli, Ryan Grenzow, Kendra Haug, Sara Heitkamp, Megan Mau, Jessica Miller, Alyssa Studer, Jadie Voegli, Jessica Weeden. She also recognizes 13 fifth grade students who are aging out of the program.

"These are great kids and I will be looking for students to replace them next fall," Kaszuba said.

Kaszuba also nominates Jessica Miller and Megan Mau for the Kohl's Kids Who Care Scholarship.

"They are strong Bigs," said Kaszuba. "Besides being good friends to the students with whom they are matched, they step in to help other elementary students with homework when a Big is absent. They offer to hand out snacks or check attendance for the bus or pack games in our bins or whatever is needed."

Surveys completed by mentors, teachers, parents, and elementary students show students improved in many developmental assets during the year.

Vince's Pizza and Pizza Hut each donate pizzas to celebrate mentors and the lives they change. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a United Way agency.