Commissioner Diana Purnell (left) presents Kara Neel of Big Brothers/Big Sisters (BBBS) of the Greater Chesapeake with a proclamation recognizing January as National Mentoring Month. The Commissioners and Neel challenge caring, responsible adults to start something big this year in a little person’s life by becoming a mentor.
Roughly 75 children and 80 adult mentors are matched on the Eastern Shore through the BBBS, and about 80 children are still awaiting mentors. “Spending just one hour each week can make a BIG impact in a child’s life,” said Neel, a BBBS program specialist. “Don’t just talk about change, DO something that will truly impact your community!” Learn more about BBBS of the Greater Chesapeake at www.biglittle.org or call BBBS Outreach Coordinator Addie Cropper at 443-521-3028. Visit them on facebook too at www.facebook.com/BBBSES.