The Sync Program at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alaska

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Sync Program
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Based in Juneau, Alaska, Bruce Weyhrauch is an experienced attorney with a focus on government affairs, regulation, and litigation. Dedicated to giving back, Bruce Weyhrauch has spent two years on the board of the local Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), which teams with at-risk youth to provide them with adult role models. BBBS of Alaska maintains a number of specialized programs for children with specific needs, including the Sync initiative.

Sync ensures that young people in the foster care system receive the support and guidance they need to achieve great things. Through the program, children in foster care are matched with an adult mentor, who provides a strong sense of stability as they move through the system and eventually graduate. The Alaska Department of Health and Social Services provides funding to the Sync program to ensure that young people have support, especially as they age out of care.

Youth in foster care tend to have fewer resources and lesser support networks than other adolescents. Some may bounce between homes and start to feel lost. BBBS provides at least a small sense of consistency, and a person that each child can call on in times of need. Mentors serve as personal advocates, friends, and more, to ensure that participants know they always have someone rooting for them.

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