Are you ready to start something “BIG”?

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Have you ever thought about giving back to our community?  Have you ever run into a brick wall when trying to figure out how you can make a difference?  Many adults would like to volunteer their time to benefit the youth in our community, but how and where?

Becoming a “BIG” for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma is a great way to have a positive impact on a child’s life. “BIGS” make an incredible difference in the lives of “Littles”.  The statistics are staggering.  According to BBBS.org, 46% of children with an active role model are less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 52% are less likely to skip school, and 33% are less likely to hit another child.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma is looking for “BIGS” who can commit to a few hours every month.  You may be thinking “I’m not a role model”, or “How can I impact a child’s life in a positive way?”  Your job as a “BIG” is to help open a child’s eyes to a world of possibilities that they can hardly imagine.  You will help benefit and shape “Littles” lives in small ways.  Pick your “Little” up after school and go for a walk, show your “Little” a healthy work environment, or spend time introducing your “Little” to friends and family.  With a small investment of time, you can make a transformative impact on the life of a child.

It’s easy to start. Volunteer online at bbbsok.org/volunteer.  You will be contacted by an enrollment specialist whose sole job is to make sure they match you with a “Little” who can benefit from your life experience!  After you’ve been approved, you will receive a profile of a child with similar interests and you will be coached on how to start your relationship.

Are you ready to start something “BIG”?

To receive more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma, please contact Sarah Manuel by phone at (405) 624-9922, or by email at sarah.manuel@bbbsok.org. You can also visit our website at bbbsok.org.

More Information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Oklahoma is a donor-supported volunteer organization that provides children facing adversity with a caring adult mentor and friend who, through a professionally supported one-to-one relationship, stand in the gap to change their lives.  Independent research shows that the positive relationships between youth in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program and their Big Brothers and Big Sisters have a direct, measurable and lasting impact on children’s lives. The program is proven to improve children’s odds for succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol and breaking negative cycles. To learn more about Big Brothers Big Sisters and how you can change how our children grow up in Oklahoma, visit www.bbbsok.org.

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