Newark, NJ (PRWEB) June 12, 2013
Saturday, June 22 at 7p.m., Big Brothers Big Sisters of Essex, Union and Hudson Counties in collaboration with Center Stage Cuts is holding a mentor drive. Come out to hear live entertainment and learn more about how you can get involved in the community. Big Brothers Big Sisters is always in need for volunteers who want to mentor, especially for boys.
For youth enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ community-based, one-to-one mentoring program:
- 94 percent maintained or improved in their attitudes towards risky behaviors
- 88 percent maintained or improved in parental trust
- 85 percent maintained or improved in their educational expectation
- 83 percent maintained or improved in scholastic competence and
- 83 percent maintained or improved in social acceptance.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters
Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children (“Littles”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Bigs”) and monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout their course. Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes SurveyReport reinforces the mentoring program’s evidence base of positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity, often those of single or low-income households or families where a parent is incarcerated or serving in the military, with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization’s 100-year history. With about 350 agencies across the country, Big Brothers Big Sisters serves nearly 630,000 children, volunteers and families. The organization is engaged in a nationwide search to reunite with alumni mentors, mentees, donors, and family, staff and board members. To RSVP or find out more information, please send an email to Leanna(dot)Britton(at)BigsandKids(dot)org or call (973) 273-6304.
About Center Stage Cuts
Center Stage Cuts is a barbershop for men and women, crafted to offer a different experience for barbershop/salon patrons. Center Stage Cuts offers a mix of grooming, retail and entertainment.
Center Stage Cuts is located at 402 Broad Street, Newark, NJ (by Broad Street Train Station). Visit http://www.facebook.com/CenterStageCuts for more information.