Spare Time in Manchester, NHTo register a team or donate, please visit: http://www.firstgiving.com/bbbsmanchester/bowl2013
For more information please call Meaghan at 603-669-5365 ext. 202
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester needs male mentors for Community Based and Site Based matches. Only 1 out of 10 new volunteers at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester are men, which means that plenty of young boys are match ready and waiting for some good men to step forward. Being a “Big Brother” requires no special skills – just a desire to be a friend to a child.
Community-Based Mentoring - In the Community Based program Bigs and Littles typically meet 2-3 times a month, for a minimum of one calendar year. We recommend that you keep a consistent schedule and that you see each other on a regular basis. Share an activity that gives you something in common to talk about. You want to select activities that give each of you a chance to learn more about one another. Buy a comic book to read to each other, play a board game, or take a ride in the car with the radio on and discuss the music! For children, playing can be learning. Most important - have FUN!
Site Based Mentoring - Our Site Based program allows Bigs and Littles meet once a week in schools, childcare centers and community after school sites, to talk and have fun. Bigs and Littles typically meet 45 minutes to one hour a week, throughout the school year, to read together, play sports or computer games, or simply talk about life and personal issues – just as friends do!
Please tell a friend, brother, co-worker to give us a call at 669-5365, x201.
For some children, it's harder than most. Single parent homes, neighborhoods riddled with gangs and crime, sub-standard schools, poor role models, and poverty can lead a child to despair, lack of self-worth, and ultimately, poor choices.
For more than 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Manchester has been helping our communities most vulnerable children through the power of a relationship with a Big Brother or Big Sister, giving kids the support and care they need to make smart choices. When we match a carefully-screened adult volunteer with a child at risk, the path to the future is re-paved with hope.
And not just hope, but real change. An independent research group found that Big Brothers and Big Sisters are truly changing their Little Brothers' and Little Sisters' lives. Littles are half as likely to use drugs or skip school. They avoid violence, and develop stronger relationships with their families.
But Big Brothers Big Sisters and our volunteers can't do it alone. Your gift of $24 a month will help us recruit and screen volunteers, make matches, and provide ongoing support to children and families. Please become a monthly partner today! Together we can change how our youth are growing up in greater Manchester! For more information call 669-5365 or email firstname.lastname@example.org