Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) of Rockland County recently held its Mentee Awards presentation.
The BBBS Mentee Program pairs a young person needing guidance in life with a volunteer adult mentor. The mentor acts as a role model while sharing a variety of experiences with the young person including museum trips, listening to music, taking walks, and trying to inspire each other.
The BBBS Mentee Program has been found, through a nationwide study, to help young people excel in relationships, school, and life in general. Upon graduation from this program, a number of mentees "give back" by returning later in life to help other young people in need.
As part of this event, Legislator Ed Day, on behalf of the Rockland County Legislature, presented Certificates of Achievement to the program graduates Two New City businesses funded scholarship stipends. Gillian Ballard, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Rockland presented the scholarships from "The Things I Love" and "Yogurt Sensations. "The Things I Love" also hosted the program.