Big Brothers/Big Sisters of Douglas County is asking members of the community for help in its pursuit of funding.
The organization is requesting funds from the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, to be used to extend and support the Partnership With Youth Program. The program serves juvenile offenders and their siblings by matching them with volunteer mentors who spend three to four hours each week with them.
To help in the fund-raising efforts, Big Brothers/Big Sisters is asking community members to write a short letter of endorsement. The letter should be addressed to OJJDP grant review committee and may be sent to Big Brothers/Big Sisters, 733 Mass., Lawrence 66044.