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Answering questions about mentor program

Published: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 11:01 a.m. CDT • Updated: Tuesday, May 6, 2014 11:38 a.m. CDT

Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb County is reaching out to the community to inform them about the BBBS program. Informational sessions will address questions or concerns about becoming a volunteer through the program. There will be current volunteers on site as well as staff to speak with potential volunteers about the amazing experience and impact you can make in DeKalb County.

The program is searching for volunteers for the community-based program that provides children ages 5 to 16 a mentor. There will also be a program in the fall of 2014 in which BBBS of DeKalb County will need community members to become Lunch Buddies at local elementary and middle schools, where a volunteer visits a child in their school every other week for an hour.

The sessions will be held at Family Service Agency, 14 Health Services Drive in DeKalb, from 6 to 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8, and 11 a.m. to noon Saturday, June 14.

For more than 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has had a large part in helping children of DeKalb County stay positive with their everyday lives and out of trouble, which has a huge impact on the youth in the community.

For more information about Big Brothers Big Sisters of DeKalb County, visit www.fsadekalbcounty.org or call Family Service Agency at 815-758-8616.

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