Propper International has signed on as the Signature Sponsor of the Bigs In Blue program from Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, one of the nation’s leading mentoring organizations. The program connects St. Louis youth (Littles) with men and women in law enforcement (Bigs) to build strong, trusting, and enduring relationships between law enforcement, youth, families, and the communities they serve.
Like other mentoring programs supported by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Missouri, Bigs In Blue aims to ensure that children and teenagers grow up with love, hope, and opportunity. The Bigs In Blue program maintains this commitment to children but hopes to address the strained relationships between law enforcement and the communities they serve.
Spokesman and former St. Louis Police Chief Daniel Isom and his wife were recently paired up with Littles and are already seeing the fruits of their labors.
“Bigs In Blue is not a new program for St. Louis Metropolitan Police Department,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters President and CEO Rebecca (Becky) J. Hatter, “but the expansion of the program to county police departments and area colleges represents an exciting new chapter. We are expanding initially in these departments but looking forward to making this program available to every department in St. Louis, St. Charles, Jefferson, Cape Girardeau, and Scott Counties.” In the first year, the goal is to recruit at least 25 new members of law enforcement officers.
“Propper is honored to be a signature sponsor of the Bigs In Blue program,” said John Negrau, VP of marketing and eCommerce for Propper. “This is one more way to continue serving those who serve.”