Latina Mom Bloggers is please to announce the Big Brother Big Sister Latino Bigs campaign to encourage Hispanics to mentor youth. Each month LatinoBigs will feature 5 of the Big Blogueros and their personal stories. Big Blogueros are Latino Bigs Ambassadors who are nonprofit advocates and will help spread the word about the importance of mentoring our Hispanic youth by sharing personal stories of mentorship.
About 20% of the children Big Brother Big Sister program serves are Hispanic – a number on the rise. Yet, only 9% of Bigs are Latino. Also, more than 70% of the children ready and waiting to be matched with a mentor are boys, yet only 3 of 10 volunteer inquiries come from men. Children need a boost in self-esteem and encouragement to believe in themselves that only an adult can give. Guidance and consejos can come in the form of sharing a personal story about the difficulties of algebra.
Please join us in congratulating the 15 bloggers who have been selected to help spread the good news about mentoring:
7 on a Shoestring
Latina Mom TV
Military Family of 8
Mommyhood to Hollywood
Queen of Swag
Sofrito for Your Soul
Tech Food Life Adventures
The Digital Latina
For more more information about volunteering as a ‘”Big” check out www.latinobigs.org or www.bigbrothersbigsisters.org. You can also find all the mentoring stories on Twitter via #LatinoBigs hashtag and by following the conversation and becoming a fan on Facebook.