Letters to the Editor

Having a Big impact

It’s never too soon to begin being a positive role model for others. Many students at Morro Bay, SLO, Nipomo and New Tech high schools know and live this by becoming Big Brothers or Big Sisters to elementary students through our school-based program.

They inspire their Littles to do well in school, develop good social skills, build strong peer and family relationships, and explore their own talents and creativity. These teen Bigs are more than just role models for the younger children. They are building leadership skills and are a resource to their communities.

As the new school year approaches, I would like to take a moment to express my deep appreciation to our student mentors, school site hosts and our funding partners. Our school-based mentoring program comes at no cost to students and families at Sinsheimer, Del Mar and Nipomo elementary schools, thanks to The Harold J. Miossi Charitable Trust, PG&E, Women’s Legacy Fund, The Southern California Gas Co., and United Way of San Luis Obispo County. With the support of these amazing philanthropic investors, Big Brothers Big Sisters will continue to positively im pact the lives of hundreds of Central Coast children this year.