Big Brothers Big Sisters needs more volunteers

By: Morgan Downing Email
By: Morgan Downing Email

SHERMAN, TX -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grayson county has several little brothers waiting to be matched with their big brothers.
One big and little brother duo hopes to encourage other men out there to become positive role models.

Meet Jesse and his little brother Daniel. These two spent their Saturday exploring the Hagerman Wildlife Refuge. It's bonding moments like this one, that bring these two together.

"He's a really great guy," little brother Daniel Omayebu.

"He teaches me a lot of stuff. I've learned a lot of important values with him and I'm able to share some things that I know with Daniel. That's the good part is that I can influence him and help him out just as much as he can influence and help me out too," big brother Jesse Muniz said.

Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Grayson county is in need of more volunteers. Especially big brothers.

"If I can just use my hands for a minute, we have this many big brothers and this many little brothers that are looking for big brothers to mentor," employee CJ Jenkins said.

There are 20 little brothers on a waiting list. Jenkins encourages others to get involved.

"Obviously you know it's traditionally the man that runs, leads the household. So, we need people to step up and help these young men become leaders in our community," Jenkins said.

Volunteers like Jess Muniz hope that the children on the waiting list will soon have a mentor to share these memorable experiences with.

"You know, if we see success in our life because people have influenced us. Then we need to be able to pass that on and help encourage them," Muniz said.

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  • by Big Brother Location: Sherman on Jul 30, 2012 at 07:28 AM
    If you're wanting to volunteer, here's all the contact information for the Sherman BBBS office. 808 E Pecan Grove Road Sherman, TX 75090 (903) 893-0900
  • by Anonymous on Jul 30, 2012 at 06:52 AM
    This is an AWESOME organization! It's too bad Jessie Jackson and Al Sharpton can't focus their attention on something worthwhile like this instead of just causing race wars and blaming every issue they have on the white man!
  • by Libby Location: sherman on Jul 29, 2012 at 01:42 PM
    I hope they find people soon. This program is great for these children! These young men and women are our future!
  • by judianna007 Location: Lake Texoma on Jul 28, 2012 at 08:49 PM
    I sure hope that help of local community will step up and impact the lives of these young men. - Going forward I hope KXII will keep us posted on the proress of this need.
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