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Community Report: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe

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Littles enrolled in the SOS Outreach program at Alpine Meadows pose with SOS Program Manager Justin Behravesh and On-hill Coordinator Stephanie Jackson before their first snowboarding lesson with an Alpine Meadows Snowboard School instructor.
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TAHOE/TRUCKEE, Calif. andamp;#8212; Through a partnership with SOS Outreach and Alpine Meadows Ski Resort, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe is able to send eight local Littles to learn to snowboard.SOS Outreach, which coordinates the Learn to Ride program, is a national nonprofit organization dedicated to bringing snowsports to children who might otherwise miss out on the chance to enjoy the mountains. Alpine Meadows resort has generously donated lift tickets, equipment rentals and instructor time to help the children in our programs learn to snowboard this season.Participating Littles will spend five Sundays on the slopes at Alpine over the coming months learning to ride, while also exploring the meaning of the five core values associated with the SOS Outreach program: Courage, discipline, integrity, wisdom and compassion.Support local mentoring with a donation or volunteeringWe often hear from supporters who believe in the mission and methods of Big Brothers Big Sisters, but donandamp;#8217;t have the free time to commit to mentoring a child themselves. If this sounds familiar, know there are other ways you can have a huge impact on the local kids our agency serves.By donating to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County andamp; North Lake Tahoe, you will directly support the work of our amazing volunteer mentors andamp;#8212; work made possible by the programs arranged by our local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency here in Truckee and North Lake Tahoe. Giving even $10 a month andamp;#8212; which can be automatically withdrawn from a bank account or credit card andamp;#8212; adds up to a big effect on the life of a local child. If youandamp;#8217;d like to discuss how your donation can have the maximum impact, please call Executive Director Dena Valin at 530-273-2227.If you (or someone you know) has a talent for event planning, accounting, fund raising, outreach and marketing, or might just be willing to lend a hand when needed, consider serving on one of our four Advisory Boards: Fund Development, Program Development, Finance/Budget or Community Relations. Or sign up as a general volunteer. For more information on either, please contact Truckee Program Manager Peggy Martin at 530-587-7717 or peggy@bigsofnc.org.

Find out more about your local Big Brothers Big Sisters chapter by becoming a fan of our agency on Facebook. You can learn more about the amazing power of mentoring to make a difference in our community, find out about fun volunteer opportunities, and see photos from past and future events. To find us, visit http://www.Facebook.com/BBBSNC.

The BBBS Truckee office is located in Suite 105 of the Nevada County Courthouse Building (aka the Joseph Government Center), 10075 Levon Ave., Truckee. The Truckee office phone number is 530-587-7717. For more information, please see http://www.bigsofnc.org.andamp;#8212; Submitted to aedgett@sierrasun.com


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