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A Message from our Director

 

Hello Friends!

When our team had its most recent in-person meeting on March 16th, we would never have guessed that we would continue to work remotely through the rest of 2020. Nor would we have thought that moving towards virtual meetings would become the norm rather than the exception. Our virtual school/site-based meetings that we pulled together to finish the school year is now how we are starting the school year.

There is no doubt that our kids need our program. Today more than ever! In addition to their parent(s) and/or their grandparent(s), kids need someone who is there to cheer them on, to listen to their fears and anxieties, and to dream about the future. To inspire them and give them hope. We know that kids’ lives are improved for today and for all their tomorrows when a mentor enters their lives.

Have you ever considered that YOU might need our program too? Have you thought of how your life could benefit from being a volunteer? According to the Mayo Clinic, there are six significant ways that volunteering will CHANGE YOUR LIFE:

         1.  Decreases your risk of depression
         2.  Gives you a sense of purpose and teaches you valuable skills
         3.  Helps you stay physically and mentally active
         4.  Reduces your stress level
         5.  May help you live longer
         6.  Helps you meet others and develop new relationships

Please consider joining our Bigs, who are standing with our kids, defending their potential. You can fulfill all our requirements without leaving your home. In fact, you can mentor this entire school year without leaving your home. If you have a couple of hours a month, you’ll change your Little’s life, and they’ll change yours. For a brighter today and better tomorrow, now is the time for YOU to become a Big.

Jackie Johnson
Executive Director

 

 

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