Duchow lives in Oskaloosa and comes from the Iowa Department of Public Health, where she ran a statewide tobacco use prevention program. She had been involved with youth prevention programs since high school, so she has a lot of experience working with diverse groups in community outreach.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mahaska County is pleased to announce that Robbyn Duchow has been hired as Program Manager. She will start Monday, October 30th, at her office in the Mahaska YMCA.
The advisory board is excited to hand over the reins to Duchow and is confident she will do an amazing job helping launch BBBS Mahaska.
Duchow will receive a lot of training and support from BBBS Johnson County over the coming months, as well as continued oversight from the local advisory board. Although BBBS has received some requests to apply to be a mentor or mentee, and the best estimate for when they will begin accepting those applications is February. It is the intent of the organization to give Duchow enough time to learn about the BBBS model and build a solid foundation.
“Remember, we don’t just want to make matches. We want to make effective, long-term matches that will do real good for the kids involved.”