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Big Brothers, Big Sisters recruiting mentors

Big Brothers, Big Sisters recruiting mentors

August 13th, 2013 by The News Tribune in News

The Missouri Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters is kicking off a campaign to recruit more mentors to ensure every child on the agency's waiting list has someone to make a positive impact in their lives.

The 60 Bigs in 60 Days Campaign kicks off with an event at 11:30 a.m. Aug. 22 at the Hawthorn Bank Community Room, 3600 Amazonas Drive. Attendees can learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and how they can help a child in need of a mentor in the community.

According to a study conducted by Public Private Ventures, children who have a mentor in their life are 46 percent less likely to start using drugs, 27 percent less likely to consume alcohol, 52 percent less likely than their peers to skip a day of school and 30 percent less likely to engage in violent behavior.

Missouri Valley Big Brothers Big Sisters serves more than 250 children a year and has more than 120 active matches, but nearly 60 kids are still waiting for a Big Brother or a Big Sister in the community.

The event is free and open to public. Lunch is provided. RSVP is encouraged, but not required. Call 573-634-3290.