Big Brothers Big Sisters facilitates relationships that have lasting effects on a child’s life. Research has proven that children with mentors perform better in school, are more likely to avoid risky behaviors, and even have higher self-confidence. Little brothers and sisters are 46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs, and 52% less likely to skip school.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Portage County is in need of more adults with the ability to see the incredible potential in children. Right now, there are over 90 children in Portage County waiting to be matched with a big. With a commitment of only 12 hours per month, you can help a child cope with day-to-day challenges, build respect for themselves and others, and set career and academic goals that put them on a path toward success.
For more information on positively impacting a young person’s life as a big brother or sister, visit www.bbbs.org or call (330) 296-6655.