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 is a structured and trusting relationship that brings a young person together with a caring adult who provides guidance, support and encouragement. The partnership focuses on the individual needs of each LITTLE, whether they need help with the academic or personal areas of their life. All children have the potential to succeed in life and contribute to society. However, not all children get the support they need to thrive. Mentoring has proved to be a powerful tool for helping young people fulfill their potential.
Statistics show that children with mentors demonstrate solid improvements, especially in the areas of school attendance, attitude and chance for higher education. Children with mentors are less likely to be involved with gangs, violence, teen pregnancy, alcohol and drug use. BIGS help build self-esteem, reinforce their LITTLE’S achievements and serve as positive role models. Mentoring doesn't just affect the young per-son. As a mentor, you will find yourself making a difference and having a positive effect on a young person's life. You may also be surprised to see that you will be learning more about yourself, too.
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