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Two 5th-grade boys stand facing each other as they learn to tie neckties.

A spark of an idea ignites a meaningful new mentorship program for fifth-grade youth at Sidney Middle School. 

As Tom Clark rounded out his final official year in education, he observed some gaps in youth programming in our community. On a mission to narrow those gaps, Clark had the idea of Guys in T.I.E.S.—a chance to provide mentorship to impressionable young men. Recognizing the need for mentorship among young ladies as well, but also understanding he might not be the right fit for mentoring girls, Clark eventually shared his idea with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County, and a new site-based program was born. 

T.I.E.S., led by Tom Clark, stands for Trustworthy, Impactful, Empowered, and Successful, and P.E.A.R.L.S., a new sister program led by local entrepreneur Julie Casiano, stands for ​​Purposeful, Empowered, Adaptive, Respectful, Leading, Successful. Both are designed to provide these young men and women with the necessary life skills to carry them into their teens and adulthood starting with understanding the power of YOUR NAME – YOUR WORD – YOUR TEAM. Both programs will additionally offer one-to-one mentoring coordinated by BBBS School Liaison, Mandi Croft.

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