Big Brothers Big Sisters
The purpose of this program is to provide successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them. BBBSMS serves children and youth ages 5 to 15 who could benefit from a positive role model in their lives.
Volunteers commit to a 1 year mentoring responsibility. High School volunteers in the 10th, 11th, or 12th grade enlist to mentor a child at Pearl River Elementary or their local Boys and Girls club. Mentors are required to commit to visiting 1 hour per week during the year.
Mentoring activity examples:
:: Helping a child with school work
:: teaching Choctaw basket weaving or beadwork
:: reading together
:: playing on the playground
:: eating lunch together at the school
:: playing basketball
The volunteer's main role is to be a friend and a role model.