NORWICH – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Chenango County will launch a pilot program in the hopes of attracting more mentors to meet the needs of youth in the community.
Starting in September, volunteers may spend time with and mentor youth participating in the program two days a month for two hours.
Mark Parsons, program director for Big Brothers Big Sisters, said the initiative is an attempt to facilitate the relationship between mentors and their young charges.
“We can provide the time, the meeting place. The things that can be taken care of, are taken care of,” Parsons said, “so they can just focus on building the relationship.”