BBF and The Education Partnership
Article by Abigael Siecinski
With the fight against COVID-19 and the pandemic at the forefront of every community in 2021, Brother’s Brother Foundation focused many efforts in our healthcare program by providing PPE. In addition to providing aid around the globe, we were honored to also support local efforts in Pittsburgh to protect workers and constituents. In 2022, BBF will strive to continue to expand our local footprint in Pittsburgh across all programs and departments. We are excited to announce that within our Education Program, we have joined the Education Partnership and their Adopt-A-School initiative.
Adopt-A-School connects organizations with qualifying schools to provide students with basic supplies needed for schoolwork. BBF will provide funding for individual “Power Tools Homework Kits,” which include items like markers, glue, erasers and other school supplies.
BBF is adopting Pittsburgh West Liberty K-5 School. West Liberty serves around 200 students from the neighborhoods of Brookline and Carrick. They offer an impressive range of extracurriculars, such as ballroom dancing, the Mad Science Program, Safety Patrol, Girls on the Run, an annual science fair, and peer tutors. The school also partners with community organizations to provide opportunities outside of academics to its students. These organizations include KPMG, Family Links, Oasis Tutoring, and Glen Hazel Nursing Home.
West Liberty’s motto is: “Where Learners Excel and Character Counts”; their school’s philosophy emphasizes the fact that everyone — students, staff, and parents — is a learner and should strive for excellence. We look forward to supporting this mission and helping every student at West Liberty receive the best possible education.