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A RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE EXECUTION OF A ONE-YEAR CONTRACT WITH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS FOR $20,000.00 FOR THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING THE INITIATIVES OF BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS.
WHEREAS, Big Brothers Big Sisters has the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program to impact the lives of juveniles to reduce the rate of truancy, drug usage, pregnancy and delinquency and,
WHEREAS, the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention has authorized funding under the Crime Prevention Program for this project in the amount of $20,000.00 to the Big Brother Big Sisters Program.
NOW, THEREFORE, THE COUNCIL OF COLUMBUS, GEORGIA, HEREBY RESOLVES AS FOLLOWS:
The Mayor is hereby authorized to enter into a one-year contract through the Columbus Office of Crime Prevention with Big Brothers Big Sisters for $20,000.00 for funding the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. Funds are budgeted in the FY16 budget: Other Local Option Sales Tax, Crime Prevention Program.
The Big Brother – Big Sisters program is there to provide youth facing adversity with strong enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. They do this through positive mentoring that improves self confidence, academics and improved family relations. Children involved in BBBS consistently demonstrate 92.6% abstinence from juvenile crime, 72% improvement in school attitude and a 70% improvement in academics.
Long term goals are as follows: