Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Williams Lake made a presentation before City Council Tuesday night.
Executive Director Melissa Newberry says the presentation was to showcase the benefits of the program, as the City has agreed to enter into a 2-year fee for service agreement.
“I just wanted to follow up on that and highlight the programs we run and sort of also focus on the social return on investment.”
“If money is invested in our programs, the returns to our community is really, really high.”
Newberry says she is still awaiting confirmation of the exact numbers Big Brothers and Big Sisters will be receiving through the City of Williams Lake.
She says their in-school mentoring program is growing with 67 volunteer mentors, compared to 50 just last year.