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Big Brothers Big Sisters announces expansion of the Barrett Martin Havran Little Steps Big Futures Program

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Tarrant County has expanded The Barrett Martin Havran Little Steps Big Futures Program to include high school students. This program is an innovative, technology-based mentoring program, which will bear the name mentor2.0, Barrett Havran Legacy Program, the agency said in a news release.

The program empowers students from low-income communities to graduate high school, succeed in college and achieve their ambitions.

Throughout high school, students are paired with a college-educated mentor. The match corresponds weekly through guided, curriculum-based writing prompts designed to help students cultivate their post-high school plans.

These weekly communications are supplemented by monthly in-person events that provide opportunities to interact, develop relationships, and apply the curriculum to real-life scenarios, Big Brothers Big Sisters said in the announcement.

The organization said that mentor2.0 Barrett Havran Legacy Program is a research-based curriculum that guides interaction and utilizes interactive, technology-based lessons on goal setting, educational attainment, college application, financial aid, career exploration and more.

The Barrett Martin Havran Little Steps Big Futures Program was established after his death in 2011.

Havran was a Big Brothers Big Sisters board member and a Big Brother in the program. He also was a member of the United Way Income Council, Downtown Fort Worth Rotary Club, Steeplechase Club, Leadership Fort Worth, University Christian Church and UT’s Ex Letterman’s Club. He was named posthumously to the Fort Worth Business Press Forty under Forty Class of 2011.

The mentor2.0 Barrett Havran Legacy Program is currently offered to students at Grapevine-Colleyville’s Collegiate Academy and the Fort Worth ISD’s Young Women’s Leadership Academy.

Learn more or volunteer: http://bit.ly/mentor2program

– FWBP Staff

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