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Around Siouxland: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland

(KTIV) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland is hosting a match activity on Wednesday.

Anyone interested in mentoring for Big Brothers Big Sister is invited to the Adams Nature Preserve in Union County, South Dakota, on September 11. At the event people will get the chance to meet the mentors, called “Bigs,” and the kids, called the “Littles,” and ask questions about the program.

Kristie Miller-Arlt, Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland, says the event is a good way to learn about the program without feeling any pressure to commit immediately.

“You only have to spend only 4 hours to get significantly impact their lives,” said Miller-Arlt.

Miller-Arlt says they have a waiting lift of children right now, primarily boys. She says the goal this year is to eliminate the waiting list.

The 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.

For more than 40 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland has been matching adult volunteers and children, ages 6 – 13 years old, with the match continuing until the kid graduates high school.

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