Local rotary groups have shown their support of Big Brothers Big Sisters one-to-one mentoring programs. Pismo Beach Rotary donated $758, Morro Bay Rotary gave $250, and San Luis Obispo Daybreak Rotary contributed $750.
“The generous support from Rotary will provide for targeted recruiting, screening, training and matching, as well as ongoing support, safety training and supervision for volunteers, children, and families. Every dollar goes directly to serving youth in San Luis Obispo County,” said the organization’s Executive Director, Anna Boyd-Bucy.
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children they serve are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As a part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, they make meaningful, monitored friendships between adult volunteers and children. Funding provides for a system of ongoing evaluation and support that is proven by independent studies to help families by improving the odds that participating children will perform better in school, avoid violence and illegal activities, and have stronger relationships with their parents and others. For more information on volunteering or contributing to Big Brothers Big Sisters, call 781-3226, or log onto www.slobigs.org.