BBBS calls for mentors for kids

BBBS calls for mentors for kids
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Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio is celebrating those who are already volunteering as mentors and also recruiting volunteers.

                        

January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio is celebrating those who are already volunteering as mentors, Bigs, and also recruiting volunteers.

In 2021 Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio is asking people in Tuscarawas and Carroll counties to resolve to become a Big Brother or Big Sister.

“Bettering yourself in the new year is a great goal,” Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio CEO Beverly Pearch said, “but we know people are also thinking about how to better their community and how to make sure that when they reflect on the year, they know they made a difference.”

There are currently 30 youth in Tuscarawas County and 10 youth in Carroll County who are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, and the only way to ensure they have someone to inspire them to reach their potential is for more adults to step up and volunteer to become Bigs. Being a Big means committing to spending a few hours a month with a young person doing things you love to do, like playing basketball, visiting the library or learning how to cook.

Residents can get involved with National Mentoring Month by inquiring about being a mentor with the agency and tuning in to its annual Celebration of Potential, which will air virtually on the Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio Facebook page at the end of the month.

The virtual program will recognize the community’s Big of the Year, Achievement Award winners for outstanding Littles, community partners and more. For those interested in the mission and impact of the local organization, the virtual format of the annual banquet provides an opportunity to learn more and get inspired by the work of the local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency.

On social media individuals can stay up to date by following Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio on Facebook and Instagram. Throughout the month Big Brothers Big Sisters is encouraging followers to tag a friend who would be a great Big Brother or Big Sister and help with the mission of defending potential for youth in the community.

Inquiries can be made by visiting www.bigs4kids.com/volunteer or by calling 330-339-6916.


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