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Beyond School Walls Program

New Program Introduces STEM Careers, Inspiration, to at-Risk Middle School Girls

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Millennium Health and Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County announced today the launch of a new program, Beyond School Walls STEM, focused on providing at-risk youth in San Diego with curriculum designed to get them excited about entering the fields of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).

Millennium Health has graciously partnered with Biocom to help recruit the life science community to volunteer as Bigs for this wonderful program.

Are you interested in becoming a Big Sister of Big Brother but can't find the time? We have partnered with Millennium Health and Big Brothers Big Sisters to pair Biocom member employees with 11 - 13 year old girls and boys from vulnerable and under served populations. The program runs through the 2015/2016 school year and you meet with your Little Brother/Sister for 90 minutes every other week from September through June at Biocom offices. The first 30 minutes will be an organized STEM program. With the remaining time you may take advantage of all of the amenities at and around The Alexandria at Torrey Pines, such as yoga and fitness classes, walk Torrey Pines, basketball, board games on the patio and more to spend some quality time with your "Little". Day of the week and time will be determined by the school but most times are between 1-3PM. For more information emailtheinstitute@biocom.org.

See press release here.

About Big Brothers Big Sister
For more than 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County has operated under the belief that every child has the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation's largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters helps children achieve measurable positive outcomes, including educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; higher aspirations; greater confidence; and healthier relationships. By partnering with parents and guardians, schools, corporations and other community members, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children ("Littles") with screened volunteer mentors ("Bigs") to monitor and support one-to-one mentoring matches that build safe, enduring relationships.

Big Brothers Big Sisters provides support for children facing adversity, often from single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military. Locally, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves children ages 7-18 through seven distinct programs: Amachi (a program for children with an incarcerated parent), Bigs in Schools & High School Bigs (after school 1:1 mentoring), Community Mentoring (the traditional 1:1 mentoring program), Operation Bigs (a program serving children whose active military parents are deployable), Beyond School Walls (workplace mentoring) and Sports Bigs (a sports and active lifestyle mentoring program). Learn how you can positively impact a child's life, donate or volunteer today at www.SDBigs.org, or call 858-536-4900.

About Millennium Health
Millennium Health is a leading health solutions company that delivers accurate, timely information to inform the right treatment decisions for each patient at the right time. The company shares a unified belief that everyone has the right to safe and effective treatment and aims to deliver on that idea by providing payers and clinicians with effective tools and information to reach that goal. Millennium Health offers a comprehensive suite of services including The RxAnte System, Millennium PGTSM and Millennium UDTSM, that can be used to better tailor patient care. More information can be found at www.millenniumhealth.com.

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