By Heath Montgomery, The Press-Enterprise
August 31, 2018
For thousands of children living in the Inland Empire, having a single, positive role model in their lives can mean the difference between a potential life of crime, victimization or abuse and being able to thrive against the odds.
Matching those kids with an adult willing to make a difference in their lives is the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, which is seeking new mentors to help more than 285 children between 6 and 18 who are on a waiting list.
“This is about mentoring youth and changing futures,” said Jennifer O’Farrell, executive director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Inland Empire, headquartered in Riverside. “(These children) have never had somebody invest in their life the way our mentors are investing in these kids.”
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