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BBBS Honors Volunteers

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland honored its volunteers mentors Thursday.
MIDLAND, TX (Big 2 News) --Big Brothers Big Sisters of Midland honored its volunteers mentors Thursday.

Here's the full details from BBBS:

In conjunction with Volunteer Appreciation Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Midland will honor its volunteer mentors Thursday, April 17, 2014, during a dinner at La Bodega Mexican Restaurant. Volunteers are nominated by the families of the child they mentor, by friends or by staff members. Awards will be given for "Big Brother of the Year", "Big Sister of the Year", "Match of the Year", "High School Big of the Year", "School-Based Big of the Year", "Site-Based Big of the Year", "Community Volunteer of the Year", and "Board Member of the Year". In addition, BBBS will honor Bob and Virginia Jones with the Community Star award, for their dedication to the organization.
Throughout the month of April, National Volunteer Appreciation Month, BBBS will also recognize the dedicated volunteer mentors and members of the board of director with special mailings, acknowledgements and tokens of appreciation.

BBBS relies heavily on the services provided by our volunteers, as the program could not exist without them. Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and others in the community, BBBS carefully pairs youth, or Littles, with screened volunteer mentors, or Bigs, and monitors these one-to-one mentoring relationships throughout the life of the match. Each mentor initially commits to a one-year friendship, called a Match, with one child in the program, a child with similar interests and likes.

BBBS, the nation's largest donor and volunteer-supported mentoring network, holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, such as educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally-supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that will change their lives for the better, forever. This mission has been the cornerstone of the organization's 100-year history. Almost 350 BBBS agencies across the country serve nearly 630,000 children, volunteers and families.

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