Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star (BBBS) supports youth with enduring one-on-one mentoring support from positive role models. BBBS studies show that youth under the guidance of Big Brothers and Big Sisters are 46% less likely to start using illegal drugs and 52% less likely to skip school.
Mentors pair up with children ages 6–18, who often come from low-income communities and underserved schools. Mentors learn to demonstrate a holistic concern for the children by helping them to deal with day-to-day challenges that may arise both at school and at home. The organization does not currently have enough volunteer mentors to meet demand, and must place many children on a waiting list until they can be matched with a suitable mentor. BBBS needs additional funding to expand its team of volunteers, which includes the costs of recruiting and screening new volunteers, and then training and matching them with children.
Join G-Team and donate $10 to help pair children with adult role models. If G-Team members raise $500, then Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star can fund recruitment and training for one Big Brother or Big Sister mentor. Each additional donation will go toward supporting another new mentor. If at least five G-Team members sign up online by clicking here, BBBS will facilitate a presentation on mentoring at the T. Boone Pickens Mentoring Hall of Fame with free lunch and an opportunity to sign up to become a Big Brother or Sister.
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