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Giving back to the community through volunteer work is always a great way to make your peers aware of their local communities needs. My best friend was considering signing up for the big brother big sister program located in Fort Worth, so we looked at the website to see the requirements and characteristics needed in order to become a mentor.
This program was set up to influence the lives of younger generations. Since many of these children come from stressful lower-class backgrounds this program helps pair them up with a friend that they can confide in for a couple hours a week and just have fun being a kid. These relationships that are built from this program impact these kids for the rest of their lives, teaching them to live more positively and encouraging them to make a difference. Through this program they have seen dramatic results on the kids improvement and many consist of: the kids being more confident in their schoolwork, the kids are getting along better with their families, 46% are less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 27% are less likely to begin drinking alcohol, and 52% are less likely to skip school.
Although it is a huge time commitment, consisting of meeting with the kid for a couple of hours once a week. The impact that those few hours have on the kid’s life is what makes the same people wanting to come back from week to week to play with these kids.
Sign up today to be a big brother or a big sister at http://www.bbbs.org/site/c.diJKKYPLJvH/b.1539751/k.BDB6/Home.htm
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