Big Brothers-Big Sisters

New Name, Same Mission for Keokuk Organization

Jan 21, 2016

Big Brothers, Big Sisters of the Great River Area has a new name: Great River Area Youth Mentoring. Executive Director Lee Ann Shaffer-Smith said the old name is the only thing going away when it comes to how her organization works with more than 100 children in Lee, Hancock, and Clark Counties.

Big Brothers/Big Sisters Needs Volunteers

Jan 23, 2012

The “Big Brothers/Big Sisters” program for McDonough and Warren Counties has plenty of children who need an adult role model.  There aren't enough adult volunteers to match with the children.

Board member Dan Yoder and program director Kim Lampitt said volunteers fill a gap in the life of a child.  She said most children are nominated by a school teacher.

She said the program has 46 active matches. There are 15 children on the waiting list for an adult mentor.