January is National Mentoring Month
Campaign for Men to Recruit Big Brothers
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi will launch its “Campaign for Men” to recruit Big Brothers in January, National Mentoring Month. Its goal is to recruit men as volunteer mentors to help young people achieve their full potential through professionally supported one-to-one relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters “Campaign for Men” activities include (list activities and events).
“We are always looking for volunteers from all walks of life. Right now, there is an urgent need for men, especially African Americans and Hispanics,” said Joel Waters, Executive Director.
“It takes just a few hours a couple times a month, and every Big and Little match has professional support from our agency. We organize indoor and outdoor group events and have lots of ideas on free and low-cost activities.”
For more information on becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, visit www.bbbsms.org or contact 601-961-9286
National Mentoring Month is spearheaded by the Harvard Mentoring Project of the Harvard School of Public Health, MENTOR/National Mentoring Partnership, and the Corporation for National and Community Service. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is a lead partner.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America BigBrothersBigSisters.org is the largest mentoring organization in the U.S. In 2006, Big Brothers Big Sisters served 2,658 children age 5 to 15; nationally, the total was 242,000. Independent research shows that that professionally supported, one-to-one relationships between young people and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct, measurable and lasting impact. Children in the program are more likely to graduate from high school and less likely to be involved in violence.