Your calendar may not show it, but January is National Mentoring Month and locally Big Brothers Big Sisters of Family Services of Westchester is hosting a private special event on Jan. 25 to honor current mentors and encourage new mentors to become involved.
The event is scheduled to take place at Bowlmor in White Plains. Approximately 20 children, ages 7 to 17, will attend along with family members, volunteer mentors, and staff.
In Westchester, the need for mentors, especially men, is great. More than 12 percent of children under age 18 live in poverty in the county. By pairing individual children with positive role models, BBBS helps them succeed in school and life.