Thursday, September 25, 2014

Corporate Bigs Program Launches at Westar

Big Brothers Big Sisters recently teamed up with Westar Energy to form a Corporate Bigs program at the utility's corporate office. Through this program, Williams students will spend time after school with their mentors about once a week, focusing on educational and skill-building activities.
The program officially kicked off on Tuesday, Sept. 23rd, when the students boarded a bus and headed over to Westar. Once there, they were introduced to their Bigs, got an introduction to the program and got to tour the Westar building.
Students involved in the Westar Corporate Bigs program will be exposed to careers they otherwise might not know about, will learn about the application of STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) skills and abilities, and will have the importance of academic, vocational and social development reinforced.
Patrick Woods is Westar's Director of Talent Management and Diversiy, a TPS School Board member, and a Corporate Big. "We are excited to offer our employees a meaningful volunteer opportunity, as well as share our excitement and knowledge of science and technology with the youth in our community," he said.
If you, too, would like to make a difference in the life of a child, visit www.kansasbigs.org or call 888-KS4-BIGS.