KIMT News 3 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Iowa in Waterloo started an initiative to recruit more role models to their mentor program after recently expanding to several other counties, including Floyd County.
“We are wanting to expand to more rural areas,” says Katie Orlando, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeastern Iowa. “We teamed up with another organization in Charles City and we have filled the number of kids we can help in the area, but we need more mentors.”
Orlando says the mentors team up with kids in their area to be a support system.
“A lot of our kids come from different backgrounds and some of our mentors have experience in those situations, so sharing those experiences allows them to really help the child build self-confidence knowing that they’re not alone,” says Orlando.
“The 100 Bigs in 100 Days initiative is just getting underway and will continue through the new year. If you would like to volunteer, just follow the link below.