Serving Cabarrus County Children
Since 2004, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been providing mentoring programs to children facing adversity in Cabarrus County. With support from the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters has experienced tremendous growth in Cabarrus County, increasing the number of children served from 103 in FY 15 to 233 in FY 18.
Current goals include strategic expansion of programming, increasing community awareness, engaging new members to serve on the Cabarrus Leadership Council, assessing community needs, and identifying new resources to support programming.
In addition to traditional community-based and school-based mentoring, Big Brothers Big Sisters provides a supervised High School Bigs mentoring program for elementary school students. This after-school program is a partnership with the Boys and Girls Club of Cabarrus County, Keystone Club, Cannon School, and Cabarrus County High Schools
In partnership with Atrium Health NorthEast , Cabarrus County Schools we also have a workplace mentoring program, Beyond School Walls. The program pairs Atrium employees with middle school students, who will travel to Atrium Health twice monthly during lunch. In addition to forming friendships with their mentors (Bigs), students develop career readiness skills and expand their knowledge about the career opportunities available in the community.
Big Brothers Big Sisters has a Bigs in Blue in Cabarrus County, a one-to-one mentoring program that connects local police officers and first responders with youth at school.
Connie Rheinecker – Area Director – firstname.lastname@example.org
Sieta Hynes – Program Coordinator – email@example.com
Elizabeth Hutchins – Program Coordinator and Enrollment Specialist- firstname.lastname@example.org
Sarah Miller – Match Support Specialist – email@example.com
Cabarrus Leadership Council
The Big Brothers Big Sisters’ Cabarrus Leadership Council (CLC) serves the Cabarrus community as ambassadors and advocates for our agency and the children we serve in Cabarrus County. They connect Big Brothers Big Sisters to the community while ensuring there are resources for quality mentoring programs for local youth. CLC members collaborate with Big Brothers Big Sisters staff to ensure that the mission remains relevant to the local community’s needs. This is accomplished through:
- Building local volunteer and fundraising capacity
- Functioning as a champion for Big Brothers Big Sisters within the local community
- Providing advice, leadership, and feedback for Big Brothers Big Sisters staff in Cabarrus County
If you are interested in learning more about this committee, please email Connie Rheinecker.
Current CLC Members
George Williams (Chair)
Daniel Knisley (Vice Chair)