Serving businesses, individuals, and labor organizations as part of Alaska attorney Bruce Weyhrauch’s practice areas encompasses a wide range of topics, including fisheries, natural resource development, and regulatory matters.
An active philanthropist, Bruce Weyhrauch has served on the Juneau, Alaska-based Board of Directors of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for two years. By working with its Littles, Big Brothers Big Sisters has a tremendous impact on educational outcomes. A 1995 study entitled Building Relationships With Youth in Program Settings: A Study of Big Brothers/Big Sisters conducted by Public/Private Ventures, found that Littles missed fewer classes, skipped half as many school days, and felt more competent in completing their schoolwork as a result of the mentorship provided by their Bigs.
This effect has continued into more recent times. In a separate study commissioned by Big Brothers Big Sisters in 2009, it was discovered that 97 percent of Littles believed that hard work in school is very important, with 94 percent adding that graduating from college is important. A study by Harris Interactive, which surveyed 200 Big Brother Big Sister alumni, added that over half believe that the work of their Big prevented them from dropping out of high school altogether.
A study by Harris Interactive, which surveyed 200 Big Brother Big Sister alumni, adds that over half believe that the work of their Big prevented them from dropping out of high school altogether.