January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is celebrating those who are already volunteering as mentors, “Bigs”, and also recruiting volunteers.
Every January, the news is full of the same stories: people are trying to eat more healthfully, hit the gym more often. This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is changing that story and asking: What if this year, you could resolve to something more important, more impactful? What if you could make a resolution worth keeping, one that inspires more resolutions? In 2020, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Shelby & Darke County is asking people in our local communities to resolve to become a Big Brother or Big Sister.
Currently, there are 20 children in Shelby County and 8 children in Darke County waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, and the only way to ensure they have someone to inspire them to reach their potential is for more adults to step up and volunteer to become a Big Brother or Big Sister. Being a Big means committing to spending a few hours a month with a young person doing things that you love to do, like playing basketball, visiting the library, or learning how to cook.