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  • Governor Mary Fallin and BBBSOK Honor Speaker Kris Steele at the Capitol
  • OKLAHOMA CITY – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma (BBBSOK) and Governor Mary Fallin presented the first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Governor’s Award to House Speaker Kris Steele during an event Wednesday, Oct. 12 at the Oklahoma State Capitol. Steele has served as a Big in the organization since 2010 and is a major supporter of the BBBSOK Amachi program, which provides mentoring to children of incarcerated parents.
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  • BBBSOK announces Champion of the Year, Big Brother of the Year, Big Sister of the Year, and Big Couple of the Year
  • TULSA, Okla. – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma (BBBSOK) has named Byrona Maule as the inaugural “Champion of the Year” for 2011. Involved with BBBSOK for more than 20 years, Maule has been a Big Sister and has served in virtually every position on the BBBS Oklahoma City Resource Board. Her leadership, experience and service on the board helped earn her the recognition.
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  • Federal Funding Budget Cuts Impact BBBSOK
  • BBBSOK recently received confirmation that due to federal cuts to the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) budget, HHS eliminated all funding for its Mentoring Children of Prisoners Program. Therefore, funding for the first year (through 9/30/11) of the $1.6M “Amachi” program grant awarded to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma (BBBSOK) last fall is secure, but funding for years two and three (10/1/11-9/30/13) is no longer available.
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  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma receives more than $1.6 million in grants to support children of incarcerated parents
  • Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma (BBBSOK) recently announced it has received a $1.6 million grant from the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services to support the Amachi program. Amachi is designed to break the intergenerational cycle of crime and incarceration by mentoring children of incarcerated parents.

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