(New Philadelphia, Ohio) – Role Models make an impact.
Studies show that children who have role models are more likely to improve in school and in their relationships with family and friends, and less likely to skip school or use illegal drugs or alcohol.
Students who are successful in school are less likely to drop out, abuse drugs, or commit crimes. Many relationships between Bigs and Littles are part of the Community-based programs.
Community-based mentoring relationships involve one-on-one outings and activities, doing things the Big and Little enjoy together, like taking a walk in the park, going to museums, going to an event hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters of East Central Ohio, listening to music, hanging out and talking.
Some Bigs meet their Littles on the weekends. Others get together with their Littles on weekday evenings. Each match is unique and develops a schedule that works for them.
Newsymom.com is giving readers an exclusive ‘behind the scenes’ look at Big Brothers Big Sisters through the Mentor Mondays informational series!