Mark R. Haranas, president and CEO of MutualOne Bank and Chairman of the MutualOne Charitable Foundation, announced that Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & MetroWest has been awarded a $5,000 Foundation Grant to support their Girls in STEAM E-Mentoring (G.E.M.) program in Framingham and Natick.
According to Big Brothers Big Sisters Executive Director Jeffrey Chin, the program matches at-risk youth with STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Art, Math) women professionals from area corporations, higher education, and the community.
“The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, one-to-one relationships that change lives for better, forever,” said Haranas. “It is with great pleasure that we support their effort to create a new STEAM focused program that supports and empowers young women in our community.”