Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cleveland Soon to Roll Out Bigs in Blue


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Bigs in Blue

An experienced nurse practitioner, Seana Rutherford works in family practice at Premier Physicians, a clinic based in Fairview Park, Ohio. Outside of her work life, Seana Rutherford supports local nonprofit groups such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland offers a number of community programs aimed at raising the quality of life of local children through mentorship. One such program is Bigs in Blue, which pairs members of local law enforcement with area youth to help build better relationships between the police and the community, as well as educate law enforcement about the issues that these youth face on a daily basis.

Part of a broader initiative by Big Sisters Big Brothers of America (BBBSA), the program will soon roll out in the Cleveland area. BBBSA’s president and the former mayor of Tampa, Florida, Pam Iorio explains the significance of the program, saying that she saw how important police mentorship can be when observing similar efforts in the Tampa area. Bigs in Blue aims to serve as the first nationwide program to emulate that model.