Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida has some exciting news for the military community. The organization has received a grant for a Military Mentoring Program and is actively recruiting military children to sign up as soon as possible.
Wednesday from 5pm to 7pm, representatives will answer questions about the program during a Channel 4 phone bank. You can find out about the military program and how to get your child registered.
The grant supports children in military families and engages active duty, retired or reserve military personnel as volunteer mentors. (Read the Parent Flyer here.)
- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida seeks youth and adults participants for the Military Mentoring Program
- The Military Mentoring Program supports children in military families, including a parent deployed.
- Parents must be considered active duty to enroll their child in this specific program.
If you are non-military, you can find out about the other programs available and hot to get signed up. BBBS of Northeast Florida is also looking for volunteers, so you can learn how to becomes a Big Brother or Big Sister to someone in our community.
Staff carefully match adult mentors and youth mentees in long-term, one-to-one friendships and provide professional support for the volunteers, children and families throughout the life of the match.
There will be a Spanish-speaking representative available on the phone bank for any Spanish-speaking viewers. We will also have a representative from BBBS of Northeast Florida answering questions on News4jax.com, also from 5 to 7 p.m.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida
Since 1915, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida has been impacting lives of young people in the community. Covering Duval, Clay, Flagler, Nassau, Putnam and Volusia counties, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida provides mentors to nearly 1,500 children each year. As a member of the Large Agency Alliance, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida is the 7th largest agency in the Southeast region and the 3rd largest in Florida. It operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Learn how you can positively impact a child’s life, donate or volunteer at www.bbbsnefl.org.