Welcome to Monday Matters! Spread awareness to help important causes and start your week off right by making a difference each Monday, even if that is just to pin, tweet, or share to pass this information on.
You’ve probably heard of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. It is the oldest and largest youth mentoring organization in the United States. They serve over 220,000 six- to 18-year-old kids.
How does Big Brothers Big Sisters of America impact lives?
- less likely to use drugs, use illegal alcohol, and skip school
- do better in their schoolwork
- get along better with their families.
- are more confident
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Ever considered becoming a big brother or sister?
Volunteer just a couple hours a month. Do things you already like to do; go to movies, sport events, just hang out. The activities are not what is important, the kids say it’s spending time with an adult who cares. Time with a positive role model can be a life changer.
Whether you’re interested in donating, volunteering or enrolling your child, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers several types of programs in communities across the country. See the BBBSA website for more information.