Big Brothers Big Sisters Visits Inland
January 14, 2016
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region launched the REACH program one year ago with the support of the La Crosse Community Foundation. The goal: to partner with local businesses and organizations within the community to offer intentional, structured group activities to the matches. The activities focus on developmental goals in five focus areas: Recreation, Education & Careers, Arts & Culture, Civic Engagement, and Health & Wellness.
In 2016, Big Brothers Big Sisters is excited to launch another facet of REACH, with a focus on STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) after receiving a generous gift from a private donor in the area. On Wednesday, January 13th, a handful of matches ventured to Inland to find out more about manufacturing and what Inland does as a global label provider. Matches (children and volunteer pairs), learned about company history, printing facts, brands and products of Inland, and the process of printing before taking a tour. The tour was at the Airport Road facility and included seeing a demonstration of how the printing presses work, and how labels are finished and shipped.
“The tour at Inland will be important for our matches in many ways. Not only will they get an inside look at one of the top printing companies in the area, but they will learn about careers that they may have never considered. It’s important for the youth to be exposed to a variety of career opportunities,” says Greg Voss, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the 7 Rivers Region.
“We’re excited to welcome the REACH program of Big Brothers Big Sisters to Inland,” shared Scott May, Senior Vice President of Sales and Marketing at Inland. “Having matches here is great opportunity to showcase the importance of manufacturing and cutting-edge industries that are developing right here in our community.”
For more information about the REACH program and Big Brothers Big Sisters, visit: www.7riversbbbs.org