If you have wanted to mentor a high school student and take them under your wing, a couple of local non-profits are asking you to consider being a part of a pilot program locally.
Big Brothers Big Sisters and The Vault in Clinton are seeking adults to mentor high school students. Heather Peavler with Big Brothers Big Sisters indicates this program would bring together adults with established careers and a good foundation in place, and pair them with a high school student who is just starting to figure those things out.
Michelle Witzke with The Vault in Clinton says she sees the need for this type of program daily with the community's youth. She believes it takes a community to raise a child and she hopes this can be an added component to that.
Recruiting efforts for mentors are underway. You can contact Peavler at Big Brothers Big Sisters for more information by calling 217-935-1234 or visit bbbscil.org.