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Kids Need You - Become a Big Bro, Big Sis, or Big Couple Mentor

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE TWIN TIERS

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Kids need Mentors now more than ever! It's rewarding, fun, and makes a BIG difference in the life of a child. Volunteer mentors meet with their assigned "Little" 2 - 4 times a month for a year. "Bigs" & "Littles" share mutually enjoyable activities of their choosing in the community setting, all while getting to know one another better. Some examples of activities are going for a hike, going to a movie, arts & crafts, learning a new skill together, attending community events or simply going for a walk and talking. Whatever your talent or interest, share it with a child! It doesn't have to be anything extravagant, sports-related, or cost money, it's simply about giving the child your time and attention. No matter your age or background - there is value in being there for a child. The volunteer Mentor serves as a listening ear and a guiding light to help their "Little" stay on track toward reaching their goals and avoid engaging in risky behaviors. Big Brothers Big Sisters Mentoring program is the leading 1-to-1 mentoring program in the nation and follows an evidence-based prevention model. Professional staff will support you throughout the duration of your match with and "Little" as well. Matches are also encouraged to attend group activities facilitated by BBBS when available (such as mini golf, pizza party, holiday party, etc). We're in this together...we know that this works and significantly helps children! Note: In response to the covid pandemic, we allow for virtual mentoring/communications as well, when in-person visits are not possible. We're happy to review the details with you if interested. Join us and be a part of something BIG!

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About BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE TWIN TIERS

Location:

10 Park Street, Suite 2, Towanda, PA 18848, US

Mission Statement

Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Description

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Twin Tiers matches youth with a positive adult mentor from the community to serve as a guiding light and help them achieve success. BBBS is the Nation's leading evidence based youth mentoring organization. We have community-based matches as well as school-based mentoring matches throughout our service area, with more children still on the waiting list. We serve 5 counties: Bradford, Tioga, Sullivan Counties in PA & Broome and Tioga Counties in NY. We have offices in Towanda, PA; Wellsboro, PA; and Binghamton, NY. Please join us in defending the potential of youth in your area! For more information on our services and how you can become involved visit us at http://www.bbbstwintiers.org/ , call 570-265-3009 or email contact@twintiersbbbs.org

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

10 Park StreetTowanda, PA 18848

(41.76763,-76.44225)
 

SKILLS

  • Youth Services
  • Child Welfare
  • Mental Health
  • Counseling / Mental Health
  • Psychology
  • Social Work

GOOD FOR

N/A

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • Meet with a mentee 2 - 4 times a month for a year. Typical visits last a couple of hours each time.

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