“Whether simply offering a compassionate ear or actively teaching and inspiring curiosity, mentors can play pivotal roles in young peoples’ lives,” President Obama said in a proclamation. “When given a chance to use their talents and abilities to engage in their communities and contribute to our world, our Nation’s youth rise to the challenge. They make significant impacts in their communities and shape a brighter future for coming generations.”
“We have Bigs from every field, background and income bracket,” said Liza Maupin, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. “And with more than 100 children on our waiting list at any given time, we are always looking for more. Mentoring takes less time than people think, and the rewards are a more engaged, vital community where everyone can succeed.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada matches Littles, low-income and at-risk children in Northern Nevada, with Bigs, adult mentors who can give them positive, one-on-one relationships they need to succeed. Littles are more likely to graduate high school, go to college, get along with their families, and secure higher-paying jobs.
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