Friday, August 25, 2017

High School Students Needed for Local “Big Buddies” Program

Brandi Motsinger and James Henry were matched for the
Big Buddies program at Emerson Elementary School
during the 2016-2017 school year.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is excited to announce their 18th year of programming for their after-school “Big Buddies” mentorship program. Fun and energetic high school students are needed for the 2017-2018 school year to mentor local elementary students. This is a wonderful opportunity for high school students to give back to their community, receive service hours toward graduation requirements, and make a difference in the life of a child.

Big Buddies is a nine-month commitment where high school freshmen, sophomores, juniors, and seniors volunteer two times per month to mentor elementary students. During these meetings, high school students, under the supervision of Big Brothers Big Sisters staff, work with one or two children on different educational and recreational activities. This year’s program will focus on ecological awareness and earth-friendly practices. The program will also promote social and emotional development through various activities.

High school mentoring programs have become a widespread component of many nationally affiliated Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies. Studies prove that children who spend time with a positive role model are more likely to become healthy, productive adults. Big Brothers Big Sisters has a vision for all children to achieve success in life. Their mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. By partnering with parents, guardians, volunteers, and others in the community; BBBS is held accountable for each child in their program achieving higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risky behaviors, and educational success. The Big Buddies program has proven beneficial not only for the “Littles”, but for high school volunteers as well.

If you or someone you know would like to become a Big Buddy and make a difference in the life of a child, please contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County at 937-492-7611 or go to for more information. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a non-profit, United Way member agency.

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