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Man Up And Mentor

The first day of school is just around the corner and the Big Brothers Big Sisters has approximately 70 boys on their waiting list.  All are looking for a positive male role model in their lives.

During the month of August their goal is to find 30 men in the community to mentor 30 boys.

The kids that are being mentored are less likely to skip school, use drugs, and engage in underage drinking.  The kids are more likely to have healthy relationships, self-confidence and a sense of future.

The moment someone becomes a mentor to a child, the experience is a success.  It is all about giving a boy a little bit of your time on a regular basis.

You don't have to change your life to change a child's.  You just include them in your normal every day activities such as a football game, basketball game, going to the park, or maybe a quick lunch.

If you would like to see what the program is all about, head to Buffalo Wild Wings on August 8th for a Wing Eating Contest.

Volunteer Opportunities for Bigs

Community Based - Meet approx. 4 hours per month - Commit to one year

  • Big Brother/Big Sister - one to one mentoring
  • Big Couple - spouses can be matched with a child
  • Big Family - families can include a child in their every day family activities.

School Based - Have lunch with your little 2-3 times a month - Help with homework, play games, and more.  Commit to one year.

Site-Based - Working closely with Communities In Schools.  Generations Programs with Presbyterian Manor and 50+ Zone;

  • VO must be 18 and have a valid driver's license.
  • Safety of the Child is our number one priority.
  • Complete application.
  • Complete an interview with BBBS staff member.
  • BBBS will complete Background Checks, Driver's License check and Reference Check.

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