September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month, a month for raising awareness about the organization and mentoring.
“Big Brothers Big Sisters Month is about awareness. It's about understanding the power of mentoring, and the value it has in our society. Our waitlist has, unfortunately, crawled up to about 21 children and we really want to challenge people to help us reduce and eliminate that number,” explained Jodie Hergott, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters.
She says mentoring can change the life of a child, and help them in the future.
“Mentoring helps with confidence, resiliency, communication skills, and even self awareness, so please consider becoming a mentor today.”
The organization will be hosting an awards night for mentors. While the event is not open to the public, BBBS still wants to recognize the efforts of each individual.
“We have several mentors that we like to take turns recognizing, and of course we want to recognize our sponsors and donors, and so we have created an event to bring them all together and show our appreciation.”
The organization is looking forward to October, as they have a few events up their sleeves.
The highly anticipated “Festival of Frights” is coming to the Humboldt Vintage Club. The event will take place October 14-15, 21-22, and 28.
“This event is for those 12 and over, so it’s not really targeted towards young children. This is a scary place to be, and we’ve captured some great volunteers to help make it a night you won’t forget.”
More details surrounding the event are to be released closer to the date.