BBBS of Alaska Focuses on Children Transitioning from Foster Care

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BBBS of Alaska
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An attorney based in Juneau, Alaska, Bruce Weyhrauch has managed his private law practice on regulatory matters, litigation, and government affairs for two decades. Actively involved with his community, Bruce Weyhrauch sat on the board of Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Alaska for two years. This organization provides key mentorships opportunities for area youth to help them develop confidence and self-esteem.

BBBS of Alaska maintains several programs that meet the particular needs of children in and around Juneau, including a program for Alaskan Native mentorship and Sync, which helps ease the transition out of the foster care system. Foster care often means a lack of stability and children who grew up in the system benefit from additional guidance and support. Sync matches children in the system to adult mentors who can offer friendship and stability on a long-term basis.

The Sync program receives funding from the Alaska Department of Health and Social Services to focus on children transitioning from foster care to help ease this process. A mentor is someone that these children can rely on when they face difficulties and this security can lead to a much greater chance of success.

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