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The local Big Brothers Big Sisters organzization has begun their in-school mentoring programs for the fall in DeWitt County.

Several high schoolers have already started to mentor in local schools around Clinton and Farmer City but Brie Weaver, Program Manager with BBBS, hopes those mentors who began in the spring will also continue to volunteer into this school year.

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Mentors for BBBS go through a thorough an extensive application process before being approved. Weaver explains background checks are done after applications are submitted. She stresses they want to make sure every mentor is suitable to work closely with a child.

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The need for mentors in DeWitt County is great because there is a waiting list for several kids at the moment. Weaver explains there will be an informational meeting September 17th at the Warner Vespasian Library regarding mentoring and other BBBS topics.

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Anyone interested in being a mentor can contact the Clinton Office at 217-935-1234 or contact Weaver at b.weaver@bbbscil.org.

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