Big Brothers Big Sisters of Puget Sound, a donor-supported mentoring
organization with programs in King County, is looking for male volunteers to be Big Brothers. Volunteers meet with a child in school or on the weekends to play games, do homework, see movies, visit a zoo or museum or just hang out. Children in our programs are kids who could greatly benefit from additional adult guidance. Children are referred to the program for many reasons, and many children come from homes where quality adult attention is limited by single-parenthood or transitional housing, including foster care. Whatever the circumstances, these children need an adult in their lives who is caring, consistent, knows how to listen and can be a good role model. We especially need male volunteers for our many waiting boys. Research shows our programs are working: compared to their non-mentored peers, Little Brothers and Little Sisters are less likely to use violence to solve problems, become more trusting of their parent or guardian, resist substance abuse and improved school attendance.
To inquire, please visit www.bbbsps.org or call 1-877-700-BIGS.