“Growing great oak trees from little acorns” is the wish of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. The Alaska chapter reaches out to children across the state to change young lives by building relationships, nurturing communities, providing tools to succeed, and by simply taking moments to share. The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization offers the opportunity for at-risk youth to have positive role models in their lives and create connections through meaningful experiences. But sometimes it is just about having fun!
Every summer Alaska Zipline Adventures has participated in the Juneau Big Brothers Big Sisters’ September activity, thrilled to take Bigs and their Littles zipping through the trees. However, due to budget reductions ziplining was going to be canceled for this year and we saw an opportunity to help out. We coordinated and donated a day of tours for Bigs and their Littles to come together, enjoy the trees, conqueror some fears, and have a bit of fun!
Sometimes ziplining can be a bonding and rewarding adventure, bringing people together and leaving lasting impressions. We share this view with Big Brothers Big Sisters at Alaska Zipline Adventures and feel honored to support their vision and mission. Having solid mentors and friendships in the lives of children is important and we are happy to provide opportunities for those volunteers to connect with their Littles in Juneau. If you would like to know more about the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska program or would like to know how you can become a Big check out their website. There was also a small article in the Juneau Empire recognizing our contribution, take a look!
Giving back to the community of Juneau is important part about being a local business and having a presence in our wonderful town. Stay tuned for our next charity event in 2014!