This month, please join us in learning more about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Snohomish County (BBBS)!
BBBS is the nation’s largest youth mentoring organization, serving at-risk children who live in poverty, foster care, or single-parent households, have an incarcerated parent or, for whatever reason, are struggling in school.
BBBS has made it its sole purpose to serve youth ages 6 – 18, both through group-based programs and one-on-one mentoring opportunities.
One-on-one mentoring includes social activities of child and mentor within the community (often referred to as “little” and “big” sister / brother.) This could be a workout, movie or library and ice cream date (it certainly helps that BBBS fosters a unique affiliation with the Snohomish County YMCA.)
Alternatively, volunteers can sign up to lead a group mentoring program. This often happens in cooperation with a local school and includes activities such as book clubs, “Sparks Club” (in which students discover and nourish their unique talents and interests with the help of a mentor) or mentoring for high-school students with a focus on graduation and post-graduation.
Nick has been volunteering with BBBS since 2013 as a “Big Brother” mentor and book club leader for the 2nd and 3rd grade students of Madison Elementary in Everett. He has experienced ‘his’ children’s progress first-hand: Even a seemingly small weekly structure and ‘talk-time,’ such as a book club, gives the students a boost of confidence, motivation and sense of connection.
BBBS is always in need of more “Big Brothers” and “Big Sisters.” Interested? Give us a call at 425.379.9200 and we’ll connect you, or simply click here.
Not ready to volunteer at this time? No problem! This month, you can easily support Big Brothers / Big Sisters of Snohomish County, simply by referring a friend for an insurance review. Tell them about our agency – when they call and mention your name (no worries, we always ask), we will make a $25 donation to BBBS Snohomish County.