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Big Brothers Recognizes Outstanding Teachers for Giving Back to the Community

April 23, 2004 - Big Brothers of Sudbury recently honoured Nic Battigelli, a teacher at St. Benedict C.S.S. and Don Blackwell, a retired St. Charles College teacher for their outstanding contribution to youth in our community. The teachers received the Big Brothers’ prestigious ‘Northern Moose‘ award for their work in their youth mentoring company, “School Ties.” Battigelli and Blackwell have trained over 40 teachers and 300 peer mediators using Native traditional teachings of the Grandfathers and the Medicine Wheel believing that youth working with youth is the key to future communication among individuals.



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