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Big Brothers Big Sisters receives Cox Technology Grant

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Big Brothers Big Sisters receives Cox Technology Grant

In honor of the launch of GIGABLAST in Tucson, and in an effort to continue the expansion of technology in Tucson, Cox will donate a $15k technology center to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson. The center will be located in the Big Brothers Big Sisters downtown location.

“Cox has enjoyed a long partnership with the Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Tucson, and I truly admire the good work they do to provide valuable mentors for youth in our community, said Lisa Lovallo, Market Vice President, Cox Communications Southern Arizona. “Developing young minds through technology is something Cox is firmly behind. We are pleased to not only expand technology in Tucson through the launch of Gig speeds today, but know this technology center will position the agency for success well into the future.”

The Cox Technology Center will be a part of the BBBS Mentoring Toward College and Career (MCC) program. This program matches youth in 9th grade through high school, with mentors who are interested in helping these youth get their first job, explore careers after high school, and navigating college and career choices.

Students in this program will write resumes for their first job search, practice interviewing with human resource volunteers, search online for jobs, college information, prepare for SATs, and apply for grants and scholarships, using the Cox Technology Center.

“So many of the children and youth in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program don’t have access to the technology needed to succeed in school and career. The Cox Technology Center will be a great resource for these kids. We greatly appreciate the Cox investment in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and the youth of Tucson”, said Marie Logan, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sister of Tucson.

About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. The Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey substantiates that its mentoring programs have proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth — areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency, and college or job readiness. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 52 year history. For more information, to volunteer, or donate visit www.tucsonbigs.org

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