Dauphin County Commissioners Honor Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region for 40 Years of Service


The Dauphin County Commissioners recently recognized Big Brothers Big Sisters Month (September) and celebrated Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region’s 40th anniversary at a recent public meeting.

The commissioners presented BBBS of the Capital Region with a proclamation for the organization’s commitment to improving the lives of children by connecting them with mentors.

“I didn’t expect how much it would impact my life,” said Commissioner Chad Saylor, who has been a “big brother” for the past 14 years. “It is just an amazing ride, very rewarding.”

BBBS of the Capital Region assists about 700 families in Dauphin County each year.

“We work every day to ensure our kids have a vision of a future for success,” Amy Rote, BBBS of the Capital Region’s CEO, said at the commissioners’ meeting.

Commissioner Chair Mike Pries applauded of the mentors for giving their most “personal treasure” in committing to the program: their time.

Commissioner George Hartwick called BBBS “standouts in the community” for meeting safety standards while serving kids.

Randie Yeager, Dauphin County’s Director of Human Services, explained how BBBS has been a valued partner for years. The county has contracted with BBBS for prevention services and participates in BBBS’ lunch buddy program.

For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region, and volunteer opportunities, visit: https://capbigs.org/.

MEDIA CONTACT: Brett Hambright, Press Secretary, 717-780-6311; bhambright@dauphinc.org.