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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon urges adults to start something to help kids succeed in and out of school

With a new year comes renewed hope for our future, as individuals, families, communities and as a nation.  The timing could not be better for us to Start Something™ to make a difference.

Long-standing independent studies widely quoted by mentoring advocates and programs find children enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ long-term mentoring programs are more likely than their peers to earn higher grades and are less likely to skip classes and school days, factors linked to high school graduation.  Not surprisingly, the same studies find children in these long-term quality mentoring programs are also more likely than their peers to avoid violent and unhealthy behaviors and more likely to have positive relationships with their parents and others.

This month, we celebrate the 12th anniversary of National Mentoring Month.  As we mark these milestones, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Oregon is urging adults to Start Something to help kids succeed in and out of school.  By going to www.bbbsco.org <http://www.bbbsco.org>  you can pledge to do what works for you – from donating to sharing stories about what quality mentoring achieves, to volunteering – to help children beat the odds.

Big Brothers Big Sisters believes we can all Start Something to make our nation stronger by supporting families, schools and communities to get kids on the right track.  It doesn’t take much – just a simple pledge. Remember when you were a child? Who was that person who always believed in you? Encouraged you to try out for sports, choir or band? Who was that person who made a difference?  You could make that difference for a child right here in Central Oregon. With just a few hours a month you could be a friend, an adult to look up to, a mentor.  With over 60 children currently on our waitlist the time is perfect.  What better time than now to Start Something?

For more information on how you can help, call or click www.bbbsco.org.

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