BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS of Bath/Brunswick is beginning a year-long campaign to match children with mentors, and male mentors are especially needed. Above, in Brunsiwck in 2015 are, left to right: Big Brother Jay Prindall and his “Little,” Romil, Romil’s adoptive brother Arthur, and Arthur’s Big Brother Brian Smith, in this 2015 photo. Below, “Little” Kearstin, 11, of Topsham with her Big Sister, Kathy Manson, at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office in Brunswick in 2015.

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS of Bath/Brunswick is beginning a year-long campaign to match children with mentors, and male mentors are especially needed. Above, in Brunsiwck in 2015 are, left to right: Big Brother Jay Prindall and his “Little,” Romil, Romil’s adoptive brother Arthur, and Arthur’s Big Brother Brian Smith, in this 2015 photo. Below, “Little” Kearstin, 11, of Topsham with her Big Sister, Kathy Manson, at the Big Brothers Big Sisters office in Brunswick in 2015.

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Big Brothers Big Sister of Bath/Brunswick is beginning a year-long campaign to recruit additional mentors to be matched with children that are on a wait list. In particular, male mentors are needed to match with 12 boys, ranging in age from 6 to 13 years old that are in need of a positive adult male role model.

Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children, or “Littles,” with screened volunteer mentors, “Bigs,” and supports them in one-to-one mentoring matches. The organization holds itself accountable for children in the program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as higher aspirations; greater confidence and better relationships; educational success; and avoidance of delinquency and other risky behaviors.

Mentors are asked to make two to four visits each month with the child enjoying activities and interests that they share in common. Each match is unique and existing mentors report that the experience is just as rewarding for them as it is beneficial to the child.

Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

Call (207) 729-7736, e-mail [email protected] or visit www.bbbsbathbrunswick.org for more information.


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