Big Brothers-Big Sisters Needs Mentors
One goes through life never knowing how they affect the people around them and unfortunately that is too bad. If more people would share how they feel about people we would be live in a better world. Speaking of living in a better world, the Big Brothers-Big Sisters program has been making better worlds for quite a few young people and they do that through the mentor program.
Today marks day one of the 100 Mentors in 100 Days campaign. If you like to volunteer and are interested in being a positive role model for a child the Big Brothers-Big Sisters office would love to hear from you.
Last year the campaign netted 139 new Big Brothers and Big Sisters and this year’s goal is 160. This program has a long list of success stories of young people who were struggling in school, home and generally with life and then turned it around after their “Big” came into their life. Basically, you spend about an hour each week with your little “brother” or “sister” with at least a one year commitment.
For many, the satisfaction of seeing this young person succeed each week is enough to continue the commitment. Many have continued for years and others keep in touch with their “little” brother or “little” sister for years beyond that. If interested contact the Big Brothers-Big Sisters office at 223-5452 or go to www.bigmagic.org.