There are plenty of youngsters in our community in need of some mentoring, and Big Brothers Big Sisters is putting out an urgent call for volunteers.
The organization says it has the greatest need for male volunteers.
Right now, about 50 boys are on a waiting list for mentors, and may have to wait for as a long as a year to be connected with a big brother.
"I think the need is ever increasing," said program director, Susan Smith. "We've traditionally had a waiting list for boys. There's so many more youth out there that, I think, just don't call the program because they know there's a wait to get a big brother. So there are so many boys out there that are not even on our list that we could be serving as well if we had more volunteers."
If you are interested in becoming a mentor, you can call 701-451-4900.