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Big Brothers Big Sisters Cape Chapter looking for mentors

Oct 08, 2012 -- 12:26pm

 

The Cape Girardeau Chapter of Big Brothers Big Sisters is looking for mentors to help encourage and inspire kids.  The group is working to match 60 kids with a mentor before the end of the year.  Traditionally they serve kids 5 to 17 years old but as kids get older it’s harder to match them.  A mentor is chosen based on factors including common interests, ability to participate in activities together and a desire from the mentor to help.  Cape Chapter Executive Director Ashley Beggs tells KZIM-KSIM you can get a lot from the program as a volunteer. The group asks for a one year commitment.  You must be 21 years old and able to pass a background check.  It’s recommended you spend four to ten hours each month with your match.  For more information call the Cape Chapter at 339-0184.

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