By Sara Kirkley, Weekend Anchor / Reporter - email
A push for mentors is, so far, falling
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island
is hoping to get 30 "bigs" in 30 days.
Eleven days into the drive only two
new mentors have volunteered.
Staff of the non-profit took to the
Conestoga Mall to try to recruit more bigs Saturday.
They said the program helps build confidence
and trust in the kids involved.
"We currently have a waiting list
right now of about 50 littles. These are children in the community that are
really looking for somebody to mentor them. We need both male and female bigs.
We just really need somebody to help out with their community and help the
kiddoes we already have," said Holli Yager, community based program
coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island.
Yager said it's simple to
volunteer. You'll just need to fill out some paperwork and have an interview
and background check.
The group hopes to have those 30 new
bigs by the end of January.