Thanks to generous support from the La Crosse Community Foundation, in 2015 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region has launched the REACH initiative. The purpose of the REACH initiative is to partner with businesses and other programs within our community to offer intentional, structured, group activities to our one-to-one matches. REACH activities focus on developmental goals in five focus areas:
- Education and Careers
- Arts and Culture
- Civic Engagement
- Health and Wellness
The REACH events have definitely helped strengthen my relationship with my Little. The events provide structured and educational entertainment that have given my Little and I things to talk about and common experiences to bond over. Recently, we participated in an event at Mathy Construction. While it struck a chord with my Little. I have never seen him so engaged and talkative! Thank you to all who were involved with the event – my Little left with a smile on his face and arms full of things that will help him remember how much fun he had at Mathy Construction!