In 2019, a group of Kent State University at Tuscarawas representatives went above and beyond to serve Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio.
Each year Kent State University at Tuscarawas takes part in the Day of Giving and in 2019, Big Brothers of East Central Ohio was the focal point of their year-round generosity.
“Representative served our office by giving the hallway a fresh coat of paint as well as printing and installing a large, beautiful vinyl logo and decals to help reinforce the new branding,” explained Olivia Scally, Director of Business and Administration.
But, that is just one of many examples of the ongoing partnership between the agencies. Scally added that the university’s education club participated in Bowl for Kids’ Sake to raise funds for the organization, the Performing Arts Center regularly provides tickets for BBBS matches, and a professor with the university has incorporated mentoring at BBBS school-based programs into her classes providing a consistent group of mentors.
“Our local Kent campus has made contributions of all shapes and sizes,” said Scally. “We could continue on with the was Kent has supported us, but it is clear that the staff and students are committed to serving the community and have impacted our agency through many different avenues. They have been consistent influences into the success of our mission and we know our partnership is far from over.”
Earlier this year Kent State University at Tuscarawas was recognized as the 2020 Legacy Award recipient during the BBBS annual awards ceremony.