This Hispanic Heritage Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts is hoping to match Albert with a Big Brother. Albert is one of many Latino and Hispanic Littles who are waiting for a Big Brother due to a shortage of male volunteers.
Albert is seven and lives in Jamaica Plain. He’s an active kid and is caring to both his mother and sister at home. He enjoys baseball, swimming, computers and tech, as well as reading and learning new things! He wants a Big that will be “excited to hang out with me” said Albert. The best fit for Albert is someone who speaks Spanish and can be a strong role model. A Big should be willing to choose a mix activities to help expose Albert to his variety of interests.
“Albert is not alone. As our service territory continues to expand, so does the number of kids we serve. Unfortunately, the number of youth on our wait list also increases,” said Terry McCarron, Vice President of Program Services at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. “We need just as many volunteers as we have youth; no child should have to wait for a Big.”
There are more than 200 children throughout JP, Roslindale and surrounding towns who are waiting to be matched with mentors. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a mentor, please visit www.massbaybigs.org. Please also consider sharing Albert’s story to help him and other kids on the wait list find Bigs.