SERVING: Bend, Redmond, Prineville, Sisters, Madras – Jefferson County, La Pine, Sunriver
Kids need someone to stand in their corner, to be there when they face challenges, and to inspire them. Twenty years of data tell us how mentors ignite the potential and make a long term difference in the lives of kids and families. Kids with mentors do better in school, achieve higher levels of education, and have stronger relationships than those without. What family doesn’t benefit from have and extra support person! “Bigs” and “Littles” are matched based on common interests. Those can range from mountain bike riding, creating science projects, or watching football; each match decides what they enjoy doing together. The same studies tell us that whatever the activity, it’s the relationship with the positive, caring, adult role model who makes the difference.