Monday, June 21, 2010

President Obama Thanks Top National Mentors for their Service

PR Newswire (Washington D.C.) June 21:

"President Barack Obama today thanked Big Brothers Big Sisters of America's top mentors for their long time service to their mentees. Big Brother of the Year Art Rasher of Tulsa, Oklahoma, and Big Sister of the Year Angela Rodriquez of Linden, New Jersey -- each matched with their mentees for nine years -- met with President Obama in the Oval Office...'These outstanding volunteers are true role models for the entire nation and examples of why Big Brothers Big Sisters works,' said Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and CEO Karen J. Mathis. 'Year after year, with guidance from match support staff, these volunteer mentors are there for their Littles, sharing time, giving encouragement and showing their mentees that they deserve success. Their service makes it possible for Big Brothers Big Sisters to support children of single, low-income and incarcerated parents who seek our support to help their kids achieve in school and in life.'"
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