September 1st marks the kickoff of National Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) Month. 

“We’ve got the City behind us, and they have proclaimed September Big Brothers Big Sisters Month as well, you can watch for the teal lights outside of City Hall in the evenings. That’s just a reflection of their support for Big Brothers Big Sisters,” says Jodie Hergott, Executive Director of the organization.  

With school beginning, so does in-school mentoring. It runs throughout the school year, in which a mentor meets with a child for an hour once a week. 

“Typically over the lunch hour you will meet with a little mentee, a little friend, and you can really make a difference in the life of a child.”

Hergott says the waitlist has only been increasing, all the way to 21 on the waitlist. 

“When you volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Humboldt, you are creating hope and igniting potential, and you’re building a highly positive relationship for two lives.”

While September is just starting, Hergott is looking forward to October for their haunted house. The event will take place October 14-15, 21-22, and 28. 

“We plan on scaring the bejeebers out of a lot of people.” 

If you are looking at volunteering at BBBS to become a mentor, click here.