It’s official: Big Brothers/Big Sisters coming to Pierz

July 20, 2018

The Big Brothers/Big Sisters program is now underway in Pierz, as Pierz Supt. George Weber signed a memorandum of understanding with the program. The first step is to find 10 high school students and 15 community members willing to be “Bigs” to 25 Pioneer Elementary School students or “Littles.” The program is in-school at this point, with Bigs meeting with the Littles once a week at the school on a consistent basis. On hand for the signing Wednesday were (front row): Weber, left, and Ann Matvick, program director. Back row: Jackie Scholl Johnson, executive director; Mary Bechtold, match support coordinator; Marie Tax Schmitz, BerganKDV and BBBS Board chair; and Dave Rocheleau, Pierz activities director. Those high schoolers or adults interested in becoming a mentor or who would like more information can call (320) 253-1616. Ask for Rachel.