It’s a program that pairs children with mentors in Vigo and Clay Counties. Now, it’s expanding into Sullivan County.
This week Big Brothers, Big Sisters launched its mentoring program in Sullivan.
This one is site-based and pairs students at Sullivan High School with students at Sullivan Middle School.
Officials with Chances and Services for Youth say this partnership between the high school and middle school students is very beneficial.
It’s sometimes easier for kids to talk to someone who is similar to their age, but that’s not all.
“Hopefully along the way as the middle school kids transfer into high school, they’ll already know somebody at that school and it might make that transition easier,” says Brittany Earl.
The program is supported by fundraisers like Bowl for Kids’ Sake. That event is taking place on March 15 at Patrick’s Restaurant and Bowling Center in Sullivan.
If you and a team want to register for that, click here.