Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region to start the Roy C. Jackson Scholarship Program.
LANSING, MI — Big Brothers Big Sisters Michigan Capital Region to start the Roy C. Jackson Scholarship to help fund college for children involved in the program.
After 63 years of serving the Michigan Capital Region, Big Brother Big Sisters is proud to bring their “littles” the first scholarship fund in the non-profit’s history. “One of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ main goals is to help our littles with academic achievement and college-readiness,” stated Executive Director, Rich Howard. “Giving our high school graduates financial assistance is just another way to continue our mission to improve the lives of those involved in our program.”
Roy C. Jackson, the man who funded the scholarship, was a little himself at the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Michigan Capital Region over 50 years ago. After a lifetime spent as a career force Navy veteran, he decided to leave his trust to Big Brothers Big Sisters in hopes to help at-risk children get a better chance in life.
Currently, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a waiting list of children and are looking for more adult mentors. Those interested can visit http://www.bbbsmcr.org/volunteer/ for more details.