I am very excited to announce that I will be joining Big Brothers Big Sisters of the North Bay as a volunteer, donor, and Big Sister! I feel incredibly close to the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission and am completely convinced that one-on-one mentoring really works. Studies show that children, also know as “Littles”, in their program are:
- 52% less likely to skip a day of school
- 46% less likely to start using drugs
- have 4 times fewer teen pregnancies
- have 4 times fewer arrests
- have 3 times fewer dropouts
It is also known that Littles have better relationships with their families and peers, perform better in school, and develop greater self-esteem, self-confidence and self-reliance. I am looking forward to serving as a guide and friend to my “Little” as well as being called a “Big Sister”! If you would like to learn more about this non-profit organization, and the much needed work they do, please visit www.bbbsba.org today!
— Tatiana Weston, Specialized Relocation & Leasing Agent