Hal Sweasey Reaches Youth Mentoring Milestone

Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County Board Member and donor, Hal Sweasey is the only person in the history of SLO County to have reached the milestone of funding 100 years of mentoring for local disadvantaged youth. Hal Sweasey of Re/Max Del Oro has personally donated over $100,000 to support the youth mentoring organization.  At the agency’s recent Shareholder’s Reception at Tolosa Winery, Big Brothers Big Sisters program participants surprised Hal with flowers, a trophy and a home-made medallion in the presence of donors, agency staff, Board Members, program participants and representatives from our state and local government.

Pictured above from left to right are: Little Brother Kevin, Hal Sweasey, Little Sister Yasmin and Little Brother Anthony.

Hal has served on the local Big Sisters Big Brothers Board of Directors since 1998, twice as president.  Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director, Anna Boyd-Bucy said, “This program would hardly resemble the strong community resource that it is today without Hal’s hard work and dedication.”

About Big Brothers Big Sisters

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life.  Most children they serve are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated.  As a part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, they make meaningful, monitored friendships between adult volunteers and children.  Funding provides for a system of ongoing evaluation and support that is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that participating children will perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. For more information on volunteering or contributing to Big Brothers Big Sisters, call 805-781-3226, or log onto www.slobigs.org.