(Le Mars) — Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Siouxland is in search of people willing to volunteer their time and serve as a mentor to share with a youngster, who may need some attention and guidance as they grow. Kristen Langel of Big Brothers and Big Sisters says the organization serves as a one-to-one mentoring program and a role model for at risk youth. She says Le Mars offers two programs.
Langel says currently the organization have youngsters who are waiting to have either a big brother or big sister step up and devote time with the youngsters.
The Big Brothers and Big Sisters official explains how a quality match matters more when the organization matches the adult volunteer with the youngster needing attention and guidance.
Langel says the youngsters have a wide variety of backgrounds, but many are from a single-parent home, or from a home when both parents are working multiple jobs, and don’t have the opportunity to share special time with their child.
Langel says parents with a youngster searching for a big brother or big sister, or adult volunteers wanting to help should contact the Big Brothers-Big Sisters organization through their website, www.bigbrothersbigsisters.com. Langel says this weekend the organization will hold a bowling activity to be held at the recently renovated Warrior Hotel in Sioux City. She says donations and fund raisers is how they can keep the cost low for participants of the activities. Big Brothers and Big Sister hosted a chamber coffee event in Le Mars last week, allowing for more people to learn more about the organization that helps our youth.