Hempstead Town Supervisor Anthony J. Santino and Councilman Gary Hudes have announced that Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Long Island (BBBSLI), based in Levittown, are the recipients of a grant to assist the community organization in its endeavors to provide programs and services to local children and young adults. The $10,603 grant will provide a boost to BBBSLI for its youth programs in local communities.
“Providing support for our community’s youth is key for the future of our township,” Santino said. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island certainly offers outstanding services to children and young adults.”
BBBSLI offers a community based mentoring programs that provide positive role models for children and young adults in the community.
“We’re truly proud of the work performed by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island,” said Hudes. “This is the town’s way of investing in our future by providing support to the youth in our communities.”
“Positive role models are important for children as they navigate toward adulthood,” Santino said. “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Long Island reflects that through its successful mentoring program and we’re proud to support the organization in its endeavors.”