Councilman takes role in youth mentoring program

Thursday, February 23, 2006

Southeast Missourain

Charlie Herbst, city councilman of Cape Girardeau and one of the founders of Big Brothers and Big Sisters in Cape Girardeau, has assumed the position of chairman of the local strategic growth council.

Herbst has served on the council since its founding in 2000. He will become a voting member of the BBBS of Eastern Missouri board of governors.

Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. The eastern Missouri affiliate, founded locally in 1914, is 12th largest in size among 470 affiliates across the country. In 2005 more than 280 children in Cape Girardeau County and Scott City were served in one-to-one mentoring friendships.

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