Empowering Communities through Mentorship: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore Calls for Mentors

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In an effort to support the positive development of young people in our community, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore (BBBS) is calling on caring individuals to step up and become a mentor for children in need. As a leading nonprofit, BBBS has been making a profound impact on the lives of children and teenagers in the Eastern Shore by fostering meaningful, enduring relationships between mentors and mentees. Currently, BBBS of the Eastern Shore serves Kent, Queen Annes, Talbot, Caroline, Dorchester, Wicomico, Somerset, and Worchester Counties.

“Having a mentor can make a world of difference in a young person’s life. Our mentors provide support, encouragement, and a positive role model for children who may not have these resources otherwise,” said Katie Douglas, the Program Lead for BBBS. “By becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can help shape the future of a child and contribute to building a stronger, more resilient community.”  We are at a critical time where the demand for mentors far exceeds the current supply.  The need for positive adult role models in the lives of our youth has never been greater.

With a long-standing commitment to providing mentorship opportunities for children facing adversity, BBBS is facing a pressing need for volunteers to serve as mentors and support young individuals in the community.  The impact of mentorship extends, far beyond the individual relationship, positively influencing academic achievement, self-esteem, and overall well-being.  You can achieve all this by only volunteering a couple times a month for a few hours.

To become a mentor or learn how you can support the vital, life-changing programs offered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Eastern Shore, visit www.shorebiglittle.org, email info@shorebiglittle.org, or call 410-543-2447.