Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon
This week’s nonprofit profile is Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon. There is maybe no better way to have a positive impact on a child in need than providing adult support and mentoring. BBBSCO has impacted so many children’s lives and our community. Consider ways you can support the amazing work they are doing in our community.
NOMINATE A BIG WITH A BADGE
BBBSCO is thrilled to announce our Bigs with Badges Program. Our goal is to match 10 children this summer with a mentor who is a badge wearing employee to help bridge the gap between law enforcement and the community. If you are, or know a person who is in any type of law enforcement, a paramedic or is a firefighter, please nominate this potential Big by calling 541-312-6047!
A mentor assures young people that someone cares, will be there through challenges, and help them see the strength in themselves. Mentoring has been shown to improve the futures of mentees through better grades, achievement of higher levels of education, and improved relationships. Essentially, young people with a mentor grow personally and have better social and economic opportunity than those who do not. Yet many kids in Central Oregon never have this opportunity.
For those who are mentoring, the experience not only offers the opportunity to have fun in our community and see the world through a youth’s perspective, but builds leadership and management skills. It is an empowering way to touch the future.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon serves the Bend, Redmond, Prineville, and Madras areas. We are a part of the nation’s largest mentoring network solely supported by donors and volunteers. Be someone who matters to someone who matters. Please join us to make a difference in a child’s life.