Big Brothers Big Sisters Seeks More Millennial Male Mentors
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands (BBBS; www.bbbsomaha.org) is in need of more millennial, male mentors. Though it is a specific request, it is a necessary one. Around the state, BBBS struggles getting young men active in mentoring. The nonprofit loves all mentors and currently has people of all ages and from all walks of life involved in the program, making a difference in the lives of children. However, as BBBS look through the numbers and make outreach efforts in the community, there is a noticeable disparity in young, male mentors, and it is heartbreaking. Through research and statistics, the staff at BBBS has seen that Big/Little relationships with millennial Bigs have been some of the most impactful and consistent relationships. It just takes at least four hours a month to be a mentor. On average, people spend more time watching TV or reading.
For more than 50 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands has operated under the belief that every child has the inherent ability to succeed and thrive in life. As a donor and volunteer-supported organization, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (Bigs) and children (Littles), ages seven through 18, through the Omaha, Bellevue, and Council Bluffs area. Learn more at www.bbbsomaha.org or call (402) 505-3075.