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boyonbikeResearch has proven that those students, who have a network of  caring adults that support them, are more likely to be successful. BBC would like to invite adult men and women to become mentors for eight graders in the Central neighborhood. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cleveland, in partnership with the Cleveland Central Promise Neighborhood, launched a new mentoring program for eight grade students.

The goal of this mentorship campaign is to provide each eight grader with a caring adult mentor that will support them as they transition from middle school to high school and on to post-secondary success! The Promise Neighborhood initiative is committed to a vision that all children living in Central will have an opportunity to go off to college and a meaningful career.

To become a mentor is an easy process and very rewarding for both the mentor and mentee. This program matches an adult volunteer who provides social support and shares experiences with a child in need of an added source for positive direction, seeing their mentee a minimum of four hours a month. Most matches stay together for over two years and for many it is a lifelong relationship that is very rewarding for both the mentor and mentee.

If you are interested in becoming a mentor, you must be eighteen years of age or older, have a valid driver’s license and proof of personal auto insurance, and have four hours of free time per month.

You could make the difference in a child’s life. To apply to become a mentor, contact BBC at 216.341.1455.

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