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Becoming a mentor can have a tremendous impact on the life of a youngster Children need someone to look up to that doesnt necessarily need be a part of their immediate family Sometimes they have no siblings or maybe their siblings or parents are busy Perhaps they have no grandparents to do things with These children are the ones that spend their afternoons in crowded after school programs where they may not get the attention the crave This may lead to isolation and oppositely over hyperactive children starved for attention In other cases some children who are not so fortunate as to be offered after-school programs are subject to the world outside all on their own In too many cases these are the children that become statistics These are the children who turn to drugs or crime be it out of fear or simply to feel accepted Accepted in the wrong crowds still may comfort a lonely child One of the most renowned mentoring agencies is a non-profit organization called big brothers big sisters of America A man who saw a young boy sifting through the trash for food created this establishment over 90 years ago He took the boy home fed him and then met his poverty-stricken family From that point on he became a mentor to the little boy and this inspired him to form the organization for other boys and in following years a group of Christian women created a program for little girls The soon joined forces and became the big brothers and big sisters of America In todays society there are a lot of things for a child to face each day These things can include anything from illegal drugs to simply being harassed by the school bully No matter how trivial the obstacle children should not have to live in fear or feel as if they are alone and have no one to talk to This happens in
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