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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
:: talking
:: 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.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Mississippi
Jill Byars, Program Specialist | jbyars@bbbsms.org | 601.575.8018
Randy Tangle, Tribal Liaison