Big Brothers Big Sisters honoring local high school graduates

DECATUR - Big Brothers Big Sisters of Macon County will honor seven high school graduates during a special year-end picnic and celebration on Thursday.

Officials say the celebration will take place at Fairview Park in Decatur later this evening.  The seven graduates who are being honored will be going on to pursue their college and career goals.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Illinois officials say their organization serves nearly 800 youth in Decatur, Champaign, Bloomington, and surrounding areas.  Officials also say youth who are involved in the program are 52 percent less likely to skip school, 46 percent less likely to start using illegal drugs, and 27 percent less likely to begin using alcohol.

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