The first prize winner was clear, this month – Congrats to Big Brothers and Big Sisters for winning the top donation of $500! Our Miles Supply staff in Minnesota chose these WINNING Youth Organizations for April. (Learn about each program by scrolling down below.)
April: VOTE for top donation in Miles Supply GIVES BACK to go to:
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central MN (96%, 302 Votes)
- ARISE- A Recreational Inclusion Support Endeavor (2%, 7 Votes)
- Boys and Girls Club of Central MN (1%, 4 Votes)
Total Voters: 313
Voting closed on May 7 @ 8:30am
Our MILES SUPPLY GIVES BACK program is refreshed in 2018 by allowing YOU to vote for the Youth Program that you wish to receive the top donation!
Every month, Miles Supply staff from one of our locations will choose 3 Youth Organizations
–This is also where you can help. Do you have a suggestion for an organization? Talk to an employee to get it nominated!
Then, we need YOU to vote for the Youth Organization to receive the first prize.
First prize donation: $500
Second prize donation: $250
Third prize donation: $100
Each Youth Organization will receive a donation from the Miles Supply Gives Back program!
ARISE – “A Recreational Inclusion Support Endeavor”
https://www.isd742.org/Page/596 | https://www.isd742.org/cms/lib/MN01909691/Centricity/Domain/494/ARISE_Brochure.pdf
Helping all children to participate and learn alongside their peers
MISSION is to provide support for children with disabilities so they can access community recreation and leisure activities with their peers.
WE BELIEVE that all children should have the opportunity to participate and learn alongside their non-disabled peers.
ARISE is the one program in our community that works closely with all other community programs who provide programming for children outside the school day. Parents can simply call ARISE after registering their child in any activity of their choice and we will assign an assistant to go with your child to the activity, providing whatever support they need at no cost.
- By including children with disabilities in recreational activities at a young age, we are helping develop skills, awareness and the desire to be lifelong participants.
- ARISE can help children gain
- Activity Specific Skills
- Group Participation Skills
- Self Esteem
- Increased Independence
- Opportunities for Positive Peer Interactions
Changing perspectives. Changing lives.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides an established system of youth mentoring with ongoing evaluation and support that is proven to help children in our program become productive, educated citizens who create value in our community. Since 1969 Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.
Our mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported 1-to-1 relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Vision Statement: That all children achieve success in life
Our Programs change lives: Big Brothers Big Sisters holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, educational success, and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors.
Youth that participate in mentoring relationships demonstrated the following benefits:
- Improved school attendance and performance
- Increased graduation rates
- Higher lifetime earnings
- Reduced truancy
- Improved health outcomes (reduction in teen pregnancy, alcohol and drug use)
- Reduced juvenile crime
- Reduced adult crime
- Reduced need for social services
Boys and Girls Club of Central Minnesota – https://www.bgcmn.org/ | https://www.facebook.com/BGCMN
In every community, boys and girls are left to find their own recreation and companionship in the streets. An increasing number of children are at home with no adult care or supervision. Young people need to know that someone cares about them.
Since 1974, the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota has provided hope and opportunity to tens of thousands of young people. Our programs and services promote and enhance the development of boys and girls by instilling a sense of competence, usefulness, belonging and influence.
More than 25 nationally tested and proven programs are available in the areas of education, the environment, health, the arts, careers, drug and alcohol prevention, leadership development, and athletics. These programs address today’s most pressing youth issues teaching young people the skills they need to succeed in life.
Mission Statement: The mission of the Boys & Girls Clubs of Central Minnesota is to enable all young people, especially those who need us most, to reach their full potential as productive, caring, responsible citizens.