LOCAL PROGRAM EFFECTIVENESS:
From 1995 to present...Little Brothers and Sisters remaining with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Berks County for over one
year exhibited some positive results:
- 99% high school graduation rate
- 99% academic grade level advancement
than a 5% teenage pregnancy rate
- Reduced school absenteeism/truancy rates.
In addition, COUL -- a program
created here in Berks County and now offered to a number of BBBS agencies throughout the country -- received national recognition
for its creation and development.