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Mentors Needed with Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters
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Saturday, March 02, 2013
12:00 AM - 11:59 PM
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Joseph Clifford Barber
(860)297-4256
Department:Community Service and Civic Engagement

Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters will offer a community-based, one-to-one mentoring program in partnership with Achievement First Hartford.  Mentors are needed to work with 25 boys and girls who are students at Achievement First in Hartford. 

WHY BECOME A BIG BROTHER/BIG SISTER? A “Big” is a friend and role model, one who can make a powerful difference in a child's life. Mentored children are more likely to improve academic performance, stay in school, build positive relationships, avoid risky behaviors, and become healthy, responsible, active members of the community. Mentoring works! 

COMMUNITY-BASED PROGRAM: In the community-based program, Big and Little participate in activities both individually and throughout the community. Activities act as catalysts to build the match relationship and encourage learning of new skills, role modeling, and new experiences. Bigs and Littles are asked for a commitment of a minimum of one year and get together for 6-10 hours per month. 

WHAT IS THE PROCESS TO BECOME A "BIG"?  Interested volunteers complete a brief application and provide three references. Volunteers are interviewed, screened, and trained by Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters. Volunteers and children are matched based on common characteristics and  interests. Mentors are provided with training that focuses on the role of a mentor, building and sustaining a strong relationship, child development, working with various behaviors and challenges, communication, and safety.

SUPPORT PROVIDED:  Nutmeg BBBS Match Support Coordinators provide ongoing support through monthly contact with mentor, child and parent. Support Coordinators ensure the match relationship is developing positively and help participants to handle issues and concerns that arise. Nutmeg BBBS and its participants are fully insured. 

If interested in this program, please contact Marybeth Goral at Nutmeg BBBS at (860) 525-5437 x 117 or via e-mail at mgoral@bbbsnutmeg.org to request an application.

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