Big Brothers Big Sisters seeking more male mentors

By WVUA 23 News Student Reporter Peyton Newman

Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama needs more male mentors in the program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters pairs adults one-on-one with children who are facing adversity so they can have some quality friendship and mentoring. There are more than 3,000 children across Alabama who have a mentor.

The group hosted a fundraising event Tuesday night at Hotel Indigo in Tuscaloosa, featuring vendors, live music from local artist Matt Jones and 10% of drink purchases at The Lookout Bar being earmarked for the organization.

West Alabama chapter CEO Danielle Mcinerney said Big Brothers Big Sisters benefits adults and children alike.

“Grades go up, truancy goes down,” Mcinerney said. “The children you hang out with, your nieces, nephews and grandchildren. This is somebody who spends time with that child not because they have to, but because they want to.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters of West Alabama serves Bibb, Fayette, Greene, Hale, Lamar, Marengo, Pickens, Sumter and Tuscaloosa counties.

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