Do you have an hour or two a week? If so, read on to see what impact you may make in someone's life with that short time period!
Big Hearts Little Hands is a mentoring program of the Y, located at the YMCA of Indiana County. Mentoring creates a unique bond structured with trust, care and guidance to build support systems in the lives of our youth. The relationship focuses on the individuals needs of each LITTLE, personally, academically and socially. All children have the potential to succeed in life and make meaningful contributions to society. However, not all children receive the support they need at home to thrive in life. Mentoring has proved to be a powerful tool for helping youth to live up to their full potential.
Statistics show that children with Mentors demonstrate solid improvements at home, in school and in their social lives. Their attitudes and views become more positive about school, succeeding academically, and building lasting relationships.
Children with mentors are less likely to…
- Engage in drug/alcohol related activities
- Join a gang
- Participate in criminal activity
- Become pregnant
As a mentor you will find yourself making a BIG difference in the life of a LITTLE person.
To be a mentor, you don't need special skills, just an ability to listen and to offer friendship, guidance and encouragement to a young person. You’ll be amazed by how much you'll get out of the experience.
Contact Shenika Washington for more information on
Big Hearts, Little Hands!