Monday, July 25, 2011

Big Brothers, Big Sisters seeking adult mentors

The Register Citizen (Torrington, CT) July 22, 2011

"Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, Connecticut’s premier youth mentoring organization, has launched a late summer campaign designed to transition as many boys and young men as possible off its statewide waiting list and into productive match relationships with caring adult mentors.
'Our waiting list of boys has definitely grown larger over the past six months,' said Gloria Talbot, Nutmeg’s Vice President of Program and Operations. 'We’re not sure whether that growth has to do with the economy, or if its impacted by people hearing good things about the positive outcomes our services generate. Whatever the cause, we’re determined to greatly reduce our growing list of boys as quickly as possible so more young people have the opportunity to utilize their innate talents and fulfill their great potential. To communicate our goal to constituents, we’re using public relations, social media and word-of-mouth messaging.'" Read More

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