Today, we met with Robin Myer (Executive Director) at the Big Brothers Big Sisters offices in Asheville.
BBBS matches adult mentors with kids who need a caring role model in their lives. It is a process based on personality, hobbies, and experiences.
I really like this one-on-one model. BBBS' goal is for the mentor and child to form long-term relationships - establishing a positive role model for every boy and girl in the program.
BBBS reports that kids with mentor-friendships have improved self-confidence, healthier relationships with adults and peers, and better attitudes toward school.
If you are 16 or older, you may want to consider volunteering with BBBS.
If you don't live in Western North Carolina (or if you do), a great way to support Big Brothers Big Sister in Asheville is to buy a raffle ticket. For $100, you can buy a ticket for a chance to win a fully-furnished, 2000sqf cabin on a beautiful piece of property near the Great Smoky Mountains National Park!
Have you ever mentored someone or been mentored? What was your experience like?
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