Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati is urgently in need of volunteers. The agency pairs mentors—Big Brothers and Big Sisters--with young people in the tri-state who can benefit from a positive role model.
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers throughout its 11 county service area in Cincinnati, Northern Kentucky and Southeastern Indiana.
This time of year we are we have a special need for Adult Mentors for our school based programs at Aurora Elementary, in Lawrenceburg schools and in Harrison at Harrison Elementary and Harrison Junior School.
“In just an hour a week during lunch and recess you can make a difference for a child,” said Laura Rolf, local Big Brothers Big Sisters coordinator.
Volunteers help boost kids’ self-esteem, encourage them to do well in school and have fun.
The proof: 99 percent of our children stay in school and out of the juvenile justice system. This is indeed mentoring that changes lives. Just ask the youth in our programs.
Kathy List, President and CEO of the agency, hopes the community will rally around the need for mentors, saying, “Please take a moment to recall someone in your life who helped you, not because they had to, but because they wanted to. Consider being a role model for a local child in honor of the person who helped you succeed in school and in life.”
For information about the school and community programs in Indiana/Harrison call 1-812-637-1235 or visit Big Brothers Big Sisters’ website at www.bigsforfkids.org.