Keystone RV Company and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County are excited to invite you to Kamp Keystone!
Keystone RV is donating a full weekend of fun camping experiences for our Bigs and Littles! Matches will get to experience luxury camping in one of 5 Keystone RV campers at the beautiful Twin Mills Camp Resort. Matches over a year can stay one or two nights, and all matches, Waiting LIttles and members of the BBBS family are invited to the Saturday festivities. Most meals and equipment will be donated, and there will be tons of fun camping activities like swimming, hiking, cooking out, and more!
More information, guidelines and requirements for the weekend can be found here. You can also find the required releases here.
For more information or to RSVP, call the office at (574)875-1039 or email email@example.com
On Wednesday, May 27th, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County was one of a dozen agencies which came together to kick off the Partnership for Children.
This new initiative aimed at reaching at-risk youth includes 12 youth-serving agencies throughout the county, and is being funded through a $250,000 Key Initiative grant from the Elkhart County Community Foundation.
The Partnership for Children will positively affect Elkhart County youth in three distinct ways First, staff and volunteers at each agency will receive common training to better equip them to handle behavioral and emotional challenges youth may face. Second, the grant will fund hiring mental health professionals to serve youth at all of the agencies using a wraparound model that surrounds youth and families with formal and informal supports. Third, all of the partner agencies will have better access to mental health expertise, which can be provided in a community-based setting where families are most comfortable.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Elkhart County is excited and honored to be a part of the Partnership for Children, and look forward to being able to better serve the children in our program. Other partners include:
Find out more about the Partnership for Children here.
We would like to thank Gerry Knipfel for his dedication and generosity! This wonderful concert not only featured talented musicians and beautiful performances, but also a great amount of generosity. Many thanks to Gerry for organizing and directing this concert and also for personally raising money to support one-to-one mentoring in Elkhart County!
Thank you Gerry!