Big Brothers/Big Sisters opens office in Boone County
Big Brothers/Big Sisters of the YMCA is reaching out to better serve the needs of Boone County by opening up an office at the Belvidere Family YMCA, located at 220 W. Locust Street.
Big Brothers and Big Sisters are adult volunteers who share their common desire to help a child. Studies show that children involved in Big Brothers/Big Sisters are 46 percent less likely to begin using illegal drugs, 27 percent less likely to begin using alcohol, and are 52 percent less likely to skip school or class. Additionally, they are also more confident in their schoolwork, less likely to hit someone, and get along better with their families.
Volunteers benefit equally from their involvement with a child. They have a chance to reconnect with youth, to make a good life even better, and have a sense of giving something back.