Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Big Brothers Big Sisters seek volunteers and donations during National Mentoring Month

West Hartford News (West Hartford, CT) January 8, 2011

"As we ease into January, National Mentoring Month, there are more than 400 children on the statewide waiting list compiled by Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Connecticut's premier youth mentoring organization.
'A large percentage of these children are boys,' said Gloria Talbot, Nutmeg's Vice President of Program and Operations. 'And many of these boys are African-American and Latino. That's why we're especially in need of volunteers who are from those ethnic/cultural groups .'
Children on Nutmeg's waiting list are between the ages of 6 through 14. Most are between 8 and 14. They live in urban, suburban and rural locations. Most come from single-parent and no-parent homes. Like all children, they have great potential. Unlike a lot of children, they exist in environments and situations that tend to hinder their potential." Read More

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