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ORGANIZATION: BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE LAUREL REGION

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We are in desperate need of Community and School Based mentors in Fayette and Westmoreland Counties to help our youth facing adversity reach their full potential.

School Based mentoring would require the mentor "Big" to go into their youth's "Little's" elementary school once a week during their Little's lunch. They could play games with them, help them with their reading skills, or just be someone they can talk to. (We are currently in Laurel Highlands, Greensburg, and Latrobe elementary schools.) We are able to make Big and Little matches throughout the summer!

Community Based mentoring would require the Big to take their Little out into the community at least twice a month to do an activity of their choice (guardian approved). We often have free activities and tickets to provide for the matches.

Many Bigs say that the rewards they gain from volunteering with our programs are just as substantial as the ones gained by their Littles.

**You don't have to show them everything. You just have to show up.**

Please call 724-837-6198, email mentor@BBBSLR.org, or visit our website at www.BBBSLR.org for more information.

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About BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF THE LAUREL REGION

Location:

106 N MAIN ST, GREENSBURG, PA 15601, US

Mission Statement

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

Description

Established in 1975, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region is the region’s premier evidenced-based youth mentoring agency-we make meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles") in Westmoreland and Fayette counties. There are two program options available, Community-Based and School-Based, that are designed to help develop strong one-to-one relationships, and make a direct and lasting impact on the lives of young children.

In 2020 Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Laurel Region was named National "Agency of the Year."

CAUSE AREAS

Children & Youth
Community
Education & Literacy
Children & Youth, Community, Education & Literacy

WHEN

We'll work with your schedule.

WHERE

Multiple locations Connellsville, PA 15425

(40.01785,-79.58949)
 

SKILLS

GOOD FOR

  • People 55+

REQUIREMENTS

  • Driver's License Needed
  • Background Check
  • Must be at least 18
  • Orientation or Training
  • A two year commitment is required for Community Based. A one to two year commitment is required for School Based.
  • All Bigs must complete online training, references and background checks. The first step in becoming a Big is attending a commitment-free virtual info session, which typically takes between 30-45 minutes. You'll have the chance to ask questions.

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