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Celebrate National Mentoring Month in Truckee Tahoe

TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County & North Lake Tahoe makes a positive difference in the lives of youth in the region through a professionally supported, one-to-one relationship with a caring and responsible individual.

These individuals offer support to children’s growth and development through nurturing relationships, leading to positive outcomes.

This January, celebrate the 13th annual National Mentoring Month.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe is participating in this campaign aimed at expanding quality mentoring programs to connect the community’s young people with caring adults.

Join Truckee and North Tahoe in celebrating National Mentoring Month.

Jan. 9, I Am a Mentor Day: Volunteers in the community and across the country will share their stories about being a mentor on social media using #Someone Who Matters

Jan. 16, Thank You Mentor Day: BBBS encourages anyone who has had a mentor to say thank you by sending a note, a card or sharing a story on social media using Facebook or #Someone Who Matters

Jan. 20, Martin Luther King Jr. Day of Service: A day when the nation will shine a spotlight on volunteerism and inspire people seeking service opportunities to learn more about BBBS

Jan. 22, Big Nite Out at Fireside Pizza: At the Village in Squaw Valley, 10 percent of your bill goes to BBBSNC mentoring

Research has shown that when matched through a quality mentoring program, mentors can play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible decisions, stay focused and engaged in school, and reduce or avoid risky behavior like skipping school, drug use and other negative activities.

Quality mentoring relationships lead to a significant increase in a young person’s prospects for leading a healthy and productive life, strengthening families and, ultimately, the community.

With 12 children on the wait list in Truckee and North Tahoe, mentors are always needed.

For more information visit http://www.bigsofnc.org, email peggy@bigsofnc.org or call 530-587-7717.

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