Program Coordinators: Rachel and Jim Strickland
530 Bee Branch Rd.
Bryson City, NC 28713
November ’12 Outstanding Match!
Steve and Zach have been matched for a year and a half. Zach is in the 8th grade at Swain Middle School, where he has been on the A or AB Honor Roll for the past three semesters. Steve and Zach enjoy a variety of activities including gardening, boating on Fontana Lake, and helping set up for camping trips that Steve leads most weekends in October.
Results of surveys with Swain County school counselors and teachers in June 2011 showed that youth who have a Big Brother or Big Sister improved in the following areas:
93% improved relationships with adults and with peers
89% improved decision-making skills
86% improved self-confidence
82% improved classroom behavior
Thanks to Swain County teachers and staff, mentors, Littles, and parents for their support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program!