BIG STORIES BLOG

A blog of Dane County area Big stories.

 

 

Statement in Support of our Black Youth and Community

June 1, 2020When your mission is to ignite the power and promise of all youth, it is impossible to stand by and watch the appalling acts of racism that threaten that promise, especially to the 88% of our youth who are black and brown, and whom we proudly serve by providing caring, adult mentors that commit to their well-being. Youth…
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2020 BIGS OF THE YEAR

Big Brother Ercan Dzelil and Little Brother Cle As cities across the country seek ways to build stronger and healthier bonds between law enforcement and their communities, Madison Police Officer and Big Brother Ercan Dzelil took action. It mattered to him to give back to the same community he vowed to serve and protect. For Little Brother Cle, hearing he…
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Meet Jowel and Jowuan

JOWEL AND JOWUAN HAVE BEEN WAITING 1,005 DAYS FOR MENTORS. Meet Jowel and Jowuan. They are two brothers, ages 9 and 12 who live with their grandparents. Jowel is talkative and outgoing while Jowuan is more quiet and reserved. Both brothers enjoy karate and love playing outside. They are both incredibly smart and do well in school, despite the hardships…
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