Monday, February 10, 2014

Be a Big Brother or Sister!

Being a "Big" to a "Little" changes the life on both sides. Each time a child is paired with a Big Sister/Brother, you start something incredible. 
Mya and I have a one-to-one relationship built on trust and friendship. I have been with her for two years, and she has already blossomed so much.
Researchers found that after 18 months of spending time with their Bigs, the Little Brothers and Little Sisters, compared to those children not in the program were:
~46% less likely to begin using illegal drugs
~27% less likely to begin using alcohol
~52% less likely to skip school
~33% less likely to hit someone
Not to mention the Littles are more confident, with a much higher performance on schoolwork.
It's time to make that change.
My little sister, Mya

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