Published On: Thu, Dec 13th, 2012

The Math Does Not Add Up… We Need More Latino Mentors.

Today I was part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters #LatinoBigs  Twitter Chat  with Latina Mom Bloggers as we focus on propelling our Latino youth to achieve their potential and discuss how YOU can contribute to their success.

The most alarming tweet was in response to one of the question that @Eva_Smith asked… What percentage of current BIGS are Latino? The answer came from @AguirrePrado “Only 9% of our Bigs are Latino”

Considering the accelerated growth of the Latino population in the United States and the fact that Big Brothers – Big Sisters already have a 20% share of Latinos, that number is way off… we can do better.

That is why I am asking you to consider making a contribution, monetary or with your time to help us build a stronger LatinoBigs base to be able to help these kids get the guidance they need.

You have the power… right now there are young people that need you to invest a little time to help them learn lessons in life, challenge their existing beliefs and see that there are people outside of their family that have been there, done that and have achieved success. If you read my personal story… you will know that a mentor like YOU can save a life… it saved mine.

LatinoBigs change the lives of children. Compared to children not in our program, Latino Bigs Littles are LESS likely to skip school, use drugs and begin drinking alcohol. Children matched in Big Brothers Big Sisters programs maintain or improve outcome areas of educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors and socio-emotional competency.  Latino Bigs participants are also more likely to graduate and be prepared for employment.

If not us, who? If not now, when? Volunteer Now.

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Our kids need YOU… please help us spread the word to people like you who care about our youth. Please share this post using the social media buttons located on the top right of this page… our littles appreciate it.

This post is dedicated to one of my greatest mentors, the late Richie Perez, que en paz descanse.



George Torres
The Urban Jibaro

Cultivando Cultura since 1997…
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This is part of a supported campaign with Sofrito Media GroupLatina Mom Bloggers and Big Brothers Big Sisters.  However, all opinions expressed are certainly my own.

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The Math Does Not Add Up… We Need More Latino Mentors.