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KIDS HEAD TO WORK WITH THEIR MENTORS ON ‘BRING YOUR LITTLE TO WORK DAY’
HOUSTON - July 28, 2011 - Kids across Greater Houston are trading in one of their last summer vacation days for a day at work with their mentors. August 5 is Big Brothers Big Sisters’ first official “Bring Your Little to Work Day.” On that day, Littles will join their mentors at work to take part in events such as sharing lunch, touring facilities, speaking with employers and experiencing what a work day looks like for their mentor.
“Bring Your Little to Work Day is a way for our mentors to demonstrate to their co-workers how their service opens the doors of opportunity for children across the country," said Big Brothers Big Sisters Greater Houston President Ron Hadley. "Our hope is to build our network of support while providing children and their mentors a valuable experience," Hadley continued.
Individual mentors from across the Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star service area have registered to participate, including cities from San Angelo through Dallas/Fort Worth to Paris, Texas. The day aims to provide kids in the program the opportunity to experience the workday of their mentors. In doing so, Bring Your Little to Work Day will help kids understand the benefit of a positive work environment and inspire them to achieve career success while demonstrating to others the importance of mentoring.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a donor-supported volunteer organization that places caring adults in the lives of children in one-to-one mentoring relationships. Through the positive impact of those friendships, children with a Big Brother or Big Sister are more likely to graduate from high school and are less likely to begin using drugs, begin using alcohol or engage in negative conflict. For more information, contact 888.887.BIGS or www.bbbstx.org <http://www.bbbstx.org> .