A new military mentoring program is aiming to connect kids, whose parents serve our country, with extra support on the home front.
Thanks to a federal grant, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Texas is working to recruit kids between the ages of 9 and 16 to enroll in this program.
The group hopes to help 70 children by pairing them up, one-on-one, with an adult mentor who can offer encouragement and support. BBBS is also reaching out to potential volunteers who are in the military who might be interested in serving as a role model.
With such a large military presence in Central Texas, Melanie Chasteen with BBBS of Central Texas says the program is a perfect match for local area kids.
"Children in the military have unique challenges. Their parents are often looking for extra support, so this program allows us to bring in additional support from an adult role model, and provide extra support and help them along," Chasteen said.
Families must live in Travis, Williamson, Hays or Bell counties.
For more information on the program and how to volunteer, visit www.bigmentoring.org .