Light Up The Life of a Child: Be a Mentor in 2018

Posted On On: January 10, 2018 Categories Filed Under: Member News

Harrisburg, Pennsylvania: There is a reason why the lights of the Capitol Building have a purple glow during National Mentoring Month: Becoming a mentor will light up the life of a child. Any individual who is inspired to help children overcome obstacles and succeed can be a mentor. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region is here to help you take the first step in becoming a mentor and to support you in your role.


Not sure where to get started? Make a choice, right now, to share a kind word. Perhaps you have an opportunity to set an example, to encourage others to make good decisions. Maybe you once had an individual in your life that you considered a mentor, an individual that had a part in shaping who you have become. Take ten seconds right now to text, message, or call your mentor and say, ‘Thank you for everything you have done for me.’”


Every person can be a mentor. Mentors come from every occupation and academic background. Those who decide to invest time in the life of child or young adult will help build better social relationships, greater academic success, and improved decision-making. Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region has a variety of different mentoring programs that allow you find your ideal mentoring environment. These programs benefit children in the community, in schools, and in professional settings, and produce a ripple effect of positivity that travels throughout the community. Furthermore, you, just like the child with whom you will share a one-to-one mentoring relationship, are unique. The match process is customized to reflect and celebrate that uniqueness. Throughout your mentoring journey, the mentor, child or young adult, and family receive consistent match support and, where appropriate, training to enhance communication and strengthen the match. You can be the mentor, the role model, that you wish to be; with Big Brothers Big Sisters, you won’t go it alone.


Mentors involved in programs with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region are encouraged to share their Match Stories throughout National Mentoring Month. Please visit or to share a mentoring story or memory and to read contributions from those who have become mentors.


Our mission is to make a difference. Our vision is that all children achieve success. During National Mentoring Month this January, take the first step in lighting up the life of a child in our community. Become a mentor.  Visit or call 717-236-0199 for more information.


About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 30 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Capital Region has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.