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Big Brothers Big Sisters Of The Greater Chesapeake


In 2015, following the uprising sparked by the death of Freddie Gray, there was a big spike in people expressing interest in mentoring. Now two years later has that interest been sustained? Few question the fact that when young people develop a close relationship with a caring adult, those young people do better in school, and they are able to navigate the tricky waters of adolescence much more effectively than their peers who do not have an adult providing a model, and interest in their lives. Kera Ritter is the President of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, one of several organizations in Maryland connecting young people with mentors.

If you want to know more about how you can get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Chesapeake, they're sponsoring a Happy Hour at La Cuchara Restaurant on Clipper Mill Road in Baltimore tonight, Thursday March, 23, at 5:00. And tomorrow at 7pm they're having their Bowl for Kids’ Sake event at the AMF Timonium Lanes on York Road. That event starts at 7pm. 

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