Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia to close, but mission will continue
Effective Jan. 31, 2021, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Virginia will close; however, that doesn’t mean the end of the organization’s mentoring program. “We determined over time that the expense of running the program, as Big Brothers Big Sisters was just too much of a financial capacity for us and so in the past several months, we started looking out to other organizations who could assist,” BBBS Board President Laura Carini said. “While we are sad to close the area’s largest and longest-running youth mentoring program, we are confident it is the right choice. We are forever grateful to TAP and confident the organization provides the experience and resources necessary to best serve our children.”TAP will not use the name Big Brothers Big Sisters due to the expense of the affiliation fees that accompany the name and branding. The mentoring program will become a component of TAP’s Super Hero Kids program and be called Super Hero Kids Connections.