Start something today, that can change the lives of many tomorrow!How many times have you wanted to do something for your community, our youth but didn't know where to start?
Big Brothers Big Sisters is an awesome way to help everyone involved. It is a gateway to bring together our kids and adults, to make a better life... for all of us.
What is Big Brothers Big Sisters?
It's an organization that changes and betters lives... literally!
Comparing children that are not in the program, with "Littles"; The "Littles" are less likely to use drugs, drink alcohol, and skip school.
The children are matched in the program improve and/or maintain three areas that the programs holds itself accountable for...
The progress in these areas is linked to long-term outcomes, such as:
- Educational success
- avoidance of risky behavior
- socio-emotional competency
Can you imagine being a part of this? 81% of the adults that were once "Littles" in these programs said their Big Brother or Big Sister was the reason they wanted to change what they thought was possible in their lives.
- Job readiness
- avoidance of juvenile delinquency
- High School graduation
As a Latin Woman, I am always looking for ways to help our Latin Community, to help and encourage our youth. Not having much in the way of Mentors when I was growing up, I have made sure I can be there for other kids, like I wished I had when I was young. Did you know that a surprising 3 out of 10 volunteers are Men? With 20% of the children being Latino, it is sad that only 9% of the "Bigs" are Latino. We need to get out there people! Let's share our love, let's share our lives, let's share our Culture with these kids!
If not us, who? If not now, when? Volunteer Now.
Volunteering: You don't need a college education, no special training, all you need is the love and willingness to help mentor a child. So what are you waiting for?! All you have to do is want to spend time and be there for our youth, play games with them, bake cakes, cook, give advice, listen; it's ALL appreciated!
Just go to The Latino Bigs website and fill out the form online and the agency will contact you, it's that simple.
Make sure to join Latina Mom Bloggers and Big Brothers and Big Sisters on Wednesday, OCT 10 from 7- 8:00 pm ET for a Twitter CHAT! There will be lots of information regarding our Latino ‘Littles’ and their need for ‘Big’ volunteers! Lets work together to support our youth, our future. Follow the hashtag #LatinoBigs
This is part of a supported campaign with Latina Mom Bloggers and Big Brothers Big Sisters. However, all opinions expressed are my own.