Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors Hispanic Heritage Month With The Launch Of LatinoBigs.org

The Sacramento Bee (Philadelphia, PA) September 17, 2012

"In honor of Hispanic Heritage Month (September 15-October 15), Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is launching LatinoBigs.org, the nation's first bilingual website focused on one-to-one long-term youth mentoring services. The website will feature and engage Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors and mentees; families, supporters and donors.
'With the launch of LatinoBigs.org, we celebrate progress we have made in employing culturally relevant mentoring approaches to guide and empower youth to succeed in life. At the same time, we recognize population trends and the demand to reach more children' said Hector Cortez, Vice President of Strategic Community Engagement, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. 'Our Hispanic Mentoring Initiative is founded on research affirming that family members are a Latino child's first mentors. Recognizing that, we support families by carefully matching each child with the right mentor and providing ongoing support to the volunteer, child and family throughout the course of the long-term mentoring relationship.'" Read More

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