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National Mentoring Month


“In order to be a mentor, and an effective one, one must care. You must care. You don’t have to know how many square miles are in Idaho, you don’t need to know what is the chemical makeup of chemistry, or of blood or water. Know what you know and care about the person, care about what you know and care about the person you’re sharing with.” 

— Maya Angelou

Mentoring is a fun and meaningful way to empower young people. It assures young people that there is someone who cares about them and that they are not alone in dealing with day to day matters. It encourages strong personal development and connects mentees to social and economic opportunities. Research has shown that mentoring has significantly positive effects on young people in a variety of personal, academic, and professional situations. 



Big Brothers Big Sisters of Santa Cruz County

Have you ever wondered how you could help the children in our community? Do you have a few hours twice a month, time that could be spent with a child in need?

Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for you! We have over 70 kids waiting to be matched with a mentor like you.  The time spent with one child will enrich there lives, as well as your own.

Call today for more information (831-464-8691) or click here to volunteer and learn more about becoming an adult mentor.

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