Rick Moore is joined by Jackie Bright, Executive Director, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Blue Ridge. Rick and Jackie discuss the process of matching a kid and a Big by interviewing the child, their family and also doing background checks and then spending time finding the right pairing.
The purpose of Big Brothers Big Sisters, creating individualized support for children that are likely living in poverty so that they can get experiences outside of their communities.
A new pilot program has begun with the Alliance for Black Male Achievement where black male teens are paired with Bigs for mentoring and for workshops which include Soft Scale development, hygiene, conflict resolution.
Hear the program below and find out more about Big Brothers Big Sisters at www.blueridgebigs.org