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Letter: Be a Big Buddy

This month is National Mentoring Month, a campaign to expand mentoring opportunities between children and caring adults. A recent survey shows that one in three children do not have a formal or informal mentor growing up. This translates into almost 300,000 young people in Colorado growing up without an engaged adult other than a parent.

Currently, the Buddy Program has 36 kids waiting for a Big Buddy. Now is the time to become a mentor to a young person in need of guidance. Share your interests, enthusiasm and life experience with a child and just watch what happens. You will find that being a mentor will make a real difference in their life as well as your own. As we engage more community members this month to be mentors, the message is simple: Be someone who matters to someone who matters. Be a Big Buddy. Call the Buddy Program now at 970-920-2130.

Adam Goldsmith

Board president, the Buddy Program