September 19, 2016
Writer: Myles Primm
According to its website, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Idaho's Mission Statement is, "to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever."
Olivia Lovejoy, a team member of BBBSID says all it takes is an hour a week to help theses kids that come from low income, single parent, or troubled homes. A mentor is paired with a child and a connection is made.
Mentors can set their schedules to when they will spend time with their children and the activities are intended to bring out the child and help them with their self-esteem. The minimum commitment for a "match" is one year but Lovejoy says they usually last longer.
To sign up you need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid drivers license. After an interview process a mentor is paired with a child and then there is a "match."
for more information on how to be a Big Brother or a Big Sister visit www.bbbsid.org. Currently they are looking for male volunteers.