BRAZOS VALLEY — KXXV and the Scripps Howard Foundation awarded the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Brazos Valley with a $1,000 check on Tuesday.
Adam Chase, Vice President/General Manager of KXXV, applied for the grant on behalf of the organization.
"25 News and our parent company, The E.W. Scripps Company, are honored to donate to local charities like BBBS of the Brazos Valley. We hope our contribution helps them continue to inspire and encourage the lives of our future leaders," Chase said.
Big Brothers Big Sisters recruits community volunteers to match them with at-risk youth. According to their website, studies show that children matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister are less likely to use illegal drugs or alcohol, less likely to skip school more confident in their school performance and more trusting of parents and guardians.
They also said that all volunteers are fully screened and trained before they are matched with a child.