Big Brothers Big Sisters Kicks Off the “100 Men in 100 Days” Campaign

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Pictured: Big Brother and School Resource Office Jose Castellanos enjoys spending time with his Little Brother Jamari in the school-based mentoring program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters serving Sarasota, Manatee, DeSoto, Highlands, Hardee, Charlotte, Lee, Hendry, and Collier counties launches its “100 Men in 100 Days” campaign to encourage men to become a Big Brother and volunteer with the organization. The recruitment campaign comes at a good time, as there are 200 boys waiting to be matched with a positive male role model. One-to-one matches between Bigs and Littles truly empower youth and strengthen communities. Professional staff from Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully build and support each match, and ensure it meets the strictest standards. While Big Brothers Big Sisters accepts volunteers from all walks of life, there is a greater need for male mentors. Currently, 49% of the youth in the program are boys and 38% of the volunteers are men.

Big Brother and School Resource Officer Jose Castellanos sees the positive effect he is having on his Little Brother's life. “I am fortunate to see firsthand the impact my Little Jamari and I have had on each other that makes us grow as better people. We talk about when we first met and where we are today as our friendship has grown. I look forward to celebrating his graduation. Being his Big Brother has truly been a great experience.”

Pictured: Big Brother and School Resource Office Jose Castellanos enjoys spending time with his Little Brother Jamari in the school-based mentoring program.

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