While the determination behind many people’s New Year’s resolutions is slowly waning, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeastern New Mexico is about to undertake its most ambitious resolution yet.
The agency’s resolution: to find suitable adult role models for at-risk area children and youth. Many have been waiting considerable time for a “big brother” or “big sister.”
BBBS plans to have a 100 Volunteers in 100 Days Campaign, from March 1 to June 8. The campaign’s purpose is to find more adults willing to become “bigs,” or mentors, to “littles,” children and youth who could benefit from a strong role model.
Although it’s headquartered in Roswell, BBBS seeks to add a significant number of eligible volunteers throughout its entire region, which includes all of Chaves, Curry, Roosevelt, Eddy, Lea and Lincoln counties, plus Mescalero.