The Benefits of Being a Big Brother or Big Sister By Jason David Simpson of AZ

posted at http://www.bbbsba.org All Rights ReservedBig Brothers Big Sisters is a century-old nationwide organization committed to improving the lives and futures of children ages 6 through 18. Adult mentors (“Bigs”) partner with children (“Littles”) to develop positive, encouraging relationships to help the younger generation realize its potential. According to a recent survey, 83 percent of Littles reported that having a Big helped to build a strong foundation of guidelines and values that carried through the rest of their lives.

Volunteers engage children in many activities, from sports, to pizza parlor visits, to homework help, to advice, and many more life-enriching experiences. By providing support and companionship, Bigs help children to gain confidence through mentoring and offering an adult perspective that may otherwise be lacking in their lives.

Volunteers must be at least 18, possess a valid driver’s license, transportation, and auto insurance, and be able to pass a background check in addition to other stipulations. For more information about getting involved in the Arizona area, visit BBBSAZ.org.


 

About the Author:
Jason Simpson of Arizona is the owner of JDE Enterprises, LLC, and an automobile industry expert. In addition to his professional endeavors, Mr. Simpson of AZ donates to many Arizona charities, including Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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