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Be ‘Big’

Posted: Monday, Jan 7th, 2013

January is “National Mentoring Month.”

For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters, the largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring program, has been making meaningful monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”). We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Giving a child a mentor starts them on a clear path to a promising future.

National research has shown that positive relationships between Littles and Bigs have a direct and measurable impact on children’s lives. A survey completed by Harris Interactive on adults who participated in our program as children found:

• 90 percent agreed their Big made them feel better about themselves,

• 81 percent say their Big caused them to change what they thought possible in life,

• 77 percent set higher goals than they would have on their own,

• 42 percent earned a degree from a four-year college compared to just 22 percent of their fathers and 25 percent of their mothers.

The children we impact range from ages of 5 to 16 and can come from all walks of life. They are enrolled in the program because their parents believe that their child could benefit from an extra positive influence.

They don’t have to be from a single-parent family to be eligible, and they don’t need to be struggling or in trouble before they can have a Big Brother or Sister.

You can help a child have higher aspirations, greater confidence and educational success. You can start something. Imagine the possibilities!

If you would like more information about our program, feel free to contact Sublette Big Brothers Big Sisters. Our phone number is 307-367-8900. We can also be reached through email at Tamara@wyobbbs.org or you are always welcome to stop by our office at 219 E Pine St. in the Summit Building.

Tamara Kaderavek,

Director of Community Engagement,

Sublette Big Brothers Big Sisters

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