BENEFITING: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Butler County, Inc.
EVENT DATE: Apr 24, 2016
Big Brothers Big Sisters is an organization that I strongly support (and have been doing so for the last 8 years). As a developmental psychologist I know about the research which supports mentoring as a protective factor against negative outcomes for youth.
What's different about BBBS is that their mentoring is supported. Mentors go through an interview process and background checks to make sure our kids stay safe with their Bigs. Our kids and families go through an interview process to make sure we find a mentor that's a good fit for our Littles.
More than that, the support staff calls and makes sure things are going well. They offer help, they offer guidance, and they offer expertise to help the matches stay strong. Better outcomes occur with longer matches. Our average match length is over 1 year because of this support.
This process costs money. BBBS is a non-profit that raises their funds through fundraisers such as this. Please help me raise funds for an extraordinary cause. The kids in Butler county need this program. I need you to help. Thank you so much!