Big Brothers Big Sisters in need of volunteers
SOUTH BEND, Ind -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Bend is on a mission to get 100 mentors in 100 days. Organizers say the young men in Michiana need mentors in order to live positive lives.
“We have so many boys that do not have a father-figure in their lives,” said Deborah Burrow, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters South Bend.
She says she sees little brothers turning their lives around, making better choices, and it's all because they see the success of their mentor and what can happen if they live a life on the right track.
The Big Brothers Big Sisters organization recruited city leaders like South Bend Police Chief Ron Teachman who became a Big Brother last week.
After seeing 5 homicides in 7 months involving young men 21 years or younger, he believes every child in South Bend could use one more adult.
“I’ve been in law enforcement for almost 38 years. I can’t tell you how many kids I’ve met. I have yet to meet a child who has too many adults that care about him,” says Teachman.
To get involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters, click here.