Organization wants to sign up children, volunteers
Updated On: Jan 30 2013 07:00:00 PM EST
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida has some exciting news for the military community. The organization has received a grant for a Military Mentoring Program and is actively recruiting military children to sign up as soon as possible.
The grant supports children in military families and engages active duty, retired or reserve military personnel as volunteer mentors. (Read the Parent Flyer here.)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida seeks youth and adults participants for the Military Mentoring Program
- The Military Mentoring Program supports children in military families, including a parent deployed.
- Parents must be considered active duty to enroll their child in this specific program.
If you are non-military, there are other programs available to pair your child with a Big Brother or Big Sister. Staff carefully match adult mentors and youth mentees in long-term, one-to-one friendships and provide professional support for the volunteers, children and families throughout the life of the match.
BBBS of Northeast Florida is also looking for volunteers, so you can contact the organization to find out how you can become a mentor.
For more information call Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida at (904) 727-9797.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida
Since 1915, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida has been impacting lives of young people in the community. Covering Duval, Clay, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Volusia counties, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida provides mentors to nearly 1,500 children each year. As a member of the Large Agency Alliance, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida is the 7th largest agency in the Southeast region and the 3rd largest in Florida. It operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at www.bbbsnefl.org.
Copyright 2013 by News4Jax.com. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten or redistributed.