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Big Brothers Big Sisters, ARC strike mentorship partnership

Staff report

TAHOE-TRUCKEE, Calif. — Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County and North Lake Tahoe recently announced a new partnership with Adventure Risk Challenge.

ARC’s year-round programming includes a Summer Immersion Course, which is an exciting opportunity for high school youth who are ready for a challenge and the experience of a lifetime.

When not out on an expedition, course participants spend their days at ARC’s base camp, improving their leadership and literacy skills and learning about the environment.

This is an exciting and transformational course designed for motivated high school students who are excited to learn and grow.

The 10 high school students selected for this year’s program have successfully completed their 24-day summer course based at Sagehen Creek Field Station outside of Truckee, and they are ready to take on the road ahead.

These students will now be matched with mentors provided by BBBS for at least a one-year commitment.

These mentors will be there for the students to confide in and will continue to provide support and constructive activities for the students in the program.

Recruitment of adult mentors for the ARC youth is going well, but there are still a few mentoring spots available for interested local residents.

For more information, contact BBBS Community Development Director Peggy Martin at 530-587-7717 or peggy@bigsofnc.org, or visit http://www.bigsofnc.org.