Portage la Prairie's Mayor Sharilyn Knox recently recognized Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Plains (BBBS) for 50 impactful years of service. She emphasized the organization's role in the community. 

"I think it really shows the need for an organization like this in our community and our area." Knox expresses, "Big Brothers and Big Sisters just makes meaningful connections for youth and young people in our community. I love to hear how they really look at the needs and how the needs have changed, and they change their program and what they offer as they go. They help our young people be successful, feel that they have connections and help people in their journey of becoming adults."

Beyond the proclamation, Mayor Knox highlighted the diverse stories that come from BBBS. 

"I think every child, mentor, or person involved in it has a different story. I think people getting involved in making a difference is a way that we can help people in our city. They have a fabulous team over at Big Brothers Big Sisters. I want to encourage people who want to get involved to reach out to learn more. You may think it's a big commitment, but it's not for the time you need. You can really make a difference in a young person’s life."

As the organization marks five decades of service, Mayor Knox extends heartfelt wishes for continued success.