22 Year Friendship – Big Sister/Little Brother

Although not a local story, this one is such an amazing example of the impact mentoring has on both a child and the adult volunteer.  Enjoy and thank you to WHSV Bridgewater, for sharing! Watch the video here.   BRIDGEWATER, Va. (WHSV) — An unlikely friendship through the big brothers big sisters program has lasted through one big sister’s 102nd birthday. Jaime Allman and Ruth Wine have been friends for 20 years, first meeting when Allman was just 6 and … Continue reading

Mentoring and Mental Health

The impact of mentoring for children and youth is far-reaching.  In a recent study, researchers found that kids with mentors showed significant improvements in mental health.  Thank you to our over 3,000 volunteer mentors who continue every day to make a difference in the lives of children. Article on the impacts of mentoring on mental health.