Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County surprised Elks Lodge member Cheryl Mack with a “Big in the Spotlight” Award in recognition of her generous heart and exemplary service to the community. In addition to being a kind and caring mentor, Cheryl has extended her positive impact by helping to connect her mentee’s family with extra resources when they need them.

Cheryl has also enlisted her fellow Elks Lodge membeBig in the Spotlight Cheryl Mackrs to assist in much-needed volunteer recruitment efforts. She is one of only 30 North County residents currently volunteering as mentors with the program. The agency aims to enroll 30 additional adults from Paso Robles, Atascadero, Templeton and surrounding communities this year.

Cheryl met her mentee, one of many local youth facing adversity, in September of 2014. Cheryl has spent 6 to 8 hours each month having fun, sharing one-to-one attention and being a positive role-model. As a result, the mother of the young lady says she’s had “more good days at school” this past year and is looking forward to 3rd grade and more learning adventures with her Big Sister.