In a heartwarming display of community support, Union commission voted to donate to our local Big Brothers Big Sisters non-profit organization. This contribution underscores the city’s commitment to nurturing the potential of every child in Union and ensuring a brighter future for our community as a whole.

“We believe in the power of mentorship and the positive impact it can have on the lives of our young citizens,” said Mayor Larry Solomon. “By taking a significant step towards building a stronger a more inclusive community where every child has the opportunity to thrive.”

The generous donation, which will go towards funding mentorship programs and initiatives, reflects Union’s dedication to investing in the well-being and growth of its youth. Commissioner Jeremy Ramage emphasized the importance of collaboration between the public sector and non-profit organizations in driving positive change.

“Our partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters exemplifies the strength that emerges when the community comes together to support those in need,” stated Commissioner Ramage. “Through mentorship, we can empower children to overcome challenges, set ambitious goals, and realize their full potential.”

Renowned for their impactful work in fostering mentor-mentee relationships, BBBS create life-changing connections between caring adults and young individuals in need of guidance and support.  Big Brothers Big Sisters Cincinnati serves 13 counties including Boone County addressing the needs of children who are at most risk. Their Beyond School Walls program achieves the goal of placing children with influential mentors who can help them navigate this difficult world going beyond that we help business create pathways for future employees. “Together, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati and municipalities like Union can work to address the most critical needs of our young people today,” said John Heater, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters. “We are grateful for the elected representatives and residents of Union for this support as we work to defend the potential of every child. Union’s Commission Value Statement ‘put the best interest of our citizens first with the aim of providing a unique place to come together and for a great quality of life,’ is doing just that for children and families.”

It is anticipated that the positive effects of mentorship will ripple through the community, leading to improved and growing leadership throughout Union youth. The commitment of Union Commission to supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters serves as an example of leadership and community engagement. By investing in the potential of young individuals today, Union is paving the way for a brighter and more promising future for generations to come.