Former executive director of Cross Timbers Pregnancy Care Center, Leah Howard, was recently chosen to lead Erath County’s Big Brothers Big Sisters. The non-profit organization pairs up kids, or “littles,” with adult mentors, or “bigs.”
The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization has a very long and inspirational story. They have been around, helping change kids’ perspectives of the world for over a century. They give members the chance to reach their full potential with over 100 years of volunteers, donors and advocates supporting them.
Howard said, “I am really impressed with the organization and what they do to help the community. The position fits me well.” Howard has already found many similarities between this organization and her former one. They both offer prevention education and services in order to shape upstanding community members by using creating positive relationships with adult members.
“Statistics show 87% of “littles” grow up to say having a big in their lives brought fulfillment. Life is tough, especially for children, there are a lot of issues they can fall into to matter their background,” said Howard. “I have always been interested in what we can do to make kids stronger.”
Howard had her position as executive director of CTPCC for three years, although her connection to that non-profit started seven years ago when she started to volunteer there. Later she became an employee and wore many hats before taking the lead.
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Original Source: Stepenville Empire Tribune