Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Who Mentored You? Jewish Family Services BigPals Program

Marina_and_SunnyEach one of us has someone special we remember—someone who helped us become who we are today. You can be that special someone to a child who needs you. This afternoon I'd like the write about Jewish Family Services BIGPals mentor-ship program. Federation is in full support of the BigPals program, as it matches Jewish adult mentors with Jewish children from single-parent or non-traditional families. 

Mentors provide friendship, companionship, and life-enriching experiences to the children they mentor, enhancing their growth and development and helping them achieve their full potential. Big Pals support the children in facing life transitions and help them develop positive self-images, new behaviors, and coping skills.

So why not volunteer?  This program offers a unique opportunity to directly affect and improve the life of a young Jewish person in your community. Be a Big Pal and become a role model, a confidant, a friend.  It's tangle, it's meaningful, and to that child - you will be making a world of difference.

Learn more about the program here


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