Big Brothers Big Sisters campaign huge success - Tucson News Now

Big Brothers Big Sisters campaign huge success

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TUCSON, AZ (Tucson News Now) -

Back in September, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tucson launched its 100 men in 100 days campaign.

The group was looking for 100 men to volunteer to become a mentor to a child. Before the start of the push, more than 150 boys in Tucson needed a mentor match.

The campaign ended in December with impressive results.

They had 286 volunteers ask about the program, of that number 139 were men.

The process to get a match takes about two months but so far they have had 21 matches.

The campaign maybe over but there's still a need out there for volunteers to be role models to Tucson's youth.

About 15 percent of the homes in the city are single-parent homes, and studies have shown that having an older man in the life of a young boy could help with self-confidence and self-esteem.

There are a couple of requirements to know before volunteering - the volunteer must make a one-year commitment to the little they are matched with and they must spend at least four hours twice a month with their 'little', doing things like homework or even just playing video games.

Being a mentor is also very inexpensive. Big Brothers Big Sisters offers two free outings a month, and if there is any additional cost, it is often split between the 'big' and the 'little.'

Those interested in becoming a mentor can go HERE.

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