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Big Brothers Big Sisters Of Greater Los Angeles Launches 100 New Mentors Campaign

LOS ANGELES, Jan. 17, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) is launching its first annual "100 New Mentors in 100 Days Campaign" in an effort to close the gap between children in need of mentors and available volunteers. In honor of January's National Mentor Month, BBBSLA is actively recruiting positive adult role models to serve as Big Brothers and Big Sisters to children between 6-18 years old. 

"Our need is great, we currently have nearly 300 children throughout Los Angeles County on our waiting list for Big Brother and Big Sister mentors," stated Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles Mentor Recruiter Spencer Brooks.  "Most of the children on our match waiting list are boys or children from Spanish and Monolingual speaking families who sometimes remain on our waiting list for more than a year."

The "100 New Mentors in 100 Days Campaign" runs from January 16 th through April 30 th, 2013 and will feature a variety of community outreach activities, agency organized special events and personalized informational presentations for companies, organizations and special interest groups that support mentoring.  Potential mentors are encouraged to attend the "BIGS LA 2013 Networking & Info Session" Wednesday, January 30 th from 7:00pm - 8:45pm at LA Plaza De Cultura Y Artes, 501 N. Main Street, Los Angeles, CA 90012. 

For more information on becoming a Big Brother/Big Sister, group presentation opportunities or to request a mentor application, please contact Mentor Recruiter Spencer Brooks at (213) 213-2421 or email spencer.brooks@bbbsla.org.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles (BBBSLA) Founded in 1955 by Walt Disney and Meridith Wilson, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles is an independent 501 (c) 3 nonprofit organization committed to matching disadvantaged children between 6-18 years old with caring, professionally screened and supported adult mentors.  The agency currently serves over 1500 Big/Little matches annually through its core mission of providing children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.  BBBSLA is a national affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the nation's largest volunteer and donor supported mentoring network.  For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles, visit www.bbbsla.org.

Contact: Spencer Brooks Direct: (213) 213-2421 spencer.brooks@bbbsla.org

SOURCE Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles

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