Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Puget Sound Needs Your Help
Our friends at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound are currently seeking adult volunteers to help area children in need.
Here are the details:
Washington State currently holds more than 18,000 prisoners. According to the Department of Corrections, more than 15,000 of them are parents. The stigma that the families face often forces a curtain of silence, isolating these children when they need support the most.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound is reaching out to these children, providing caring adult mentors to spend quality one-on-one time with these youth, offering support, compassion, and fun. Youth in the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program are 52% less likely than their peers to skip school, and 97% of â€œLittlesâ€ avoided contact with the juvenile justice system, helping to break the cycle of intergenerational incarceration.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking adult volunteers in your local area who have a couple of hours a week, a few times a month, to make a lasting difference in their community. Just by showing up, you show a child that they matter. You show a child that society expects great things from them, and we know from more than 100 years of experience that it makes a big difference.
If you would like to be a change agent in your community, or for more information, please call Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound at 877-700-BIGS or visit www.bbbsps.org.