A recent Facebook post made by a foster mom has gone viral. In her post, this mom expresses the deep need for loving, caring individuals to step-up and get involved in the life of a child in need. Sarah, the mom, shared how her 13-year old foster son had to sit through a court hearing where the judge questioned if anybody did and then declared that nobody wanted him. She went on to discuss the ridiculous expectations that society has placed on these children; how they are labeled and chastised for behaviors and attitudes that are a direct result of their situation. They are CHILDREN and we've expected them to respond in ways that even most adults, given the same lot, couldn't do.
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Not everyone is able to foster a child but many people have the skills and resources to mentor. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a great avenue for adults who feel compelled to pour into the life of an at-risk youth. Our volunteers spend 4-8 hours every two weeks with their Little. Together, they participate in mutually interested activities such as: hiking, movies, cooking, going to concerts or whatever they enjoy doing in their spare time.
Currently, we have quite a few Littles on the waiting list in Bradford County.
If you or someone you know would be a great role model and would be committed to a 1-1 mentoring relationship with a child in your community; please contact us at 570-265-3009 or begin the online enrollment process through this link: Become a Big