By Lance Rios
As mentioned in my 2 previous pieces, I’m a BIG fan of Latino Bigs. If you don’t know about Latino Bigs yet, here is an opening statement from their website which may give you an overview of what the group embodies:
“Latinos know all too well the variety of challenges Hispanic children face today. Many of our Latino Littles come from immigrant families and are adjusting to the nuances of a new culture. And, like all young people today, they face the lure of dangerous role models such as gangs and the temptation of drugs. About 20% of the children we serve are Hispanic – a number on the rise. Yet, only 9% of our Bigs are Latino. Also, more than 70% of the children ready and waiting to be matched with a mentor are boys, yet only 3 of 10 volunteer inquiries come from men”
If you’re still not convinced that this is an absolutely awesome group, then perhaps you may be interested in see some video testimonials from some Latino Bigs here.
Lastly, to find out more information, you can join their Twitter party tomorrow. In order to participate you must RSVP here.
¡Que viva Latino Bigs!