The Big Brothers Big Sisters Program of Central New Mexico is seeking volunteers to help with its Discovery Festival on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Albuquerque Convention Center from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.
The University of New Mexico has a long history working with BBBS to provide mentors and volunteers. About 200 Lobos are currently mentoring through the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program. The non-profit organization is designed to help all children reach their potential through professionally supported, one-on-one relationships with volunteer mentors that ignite the power and promise of youth with the ultimate goal of all youth achieving their full potential.
The Discovery Festival is hosted by Big Brothers Big Sisters and is designed an interactive STEAM festival to introduce local youth to the field through a series of activities. Approximately 2,000 local youth are expected to be in attendance. While the agency works with schools and student groups to plan class and school-wide field trips to the event, the event is also open to the public. There is no charge for admission.
Big Brothers Big Sisters needs volunteers for the night of Nov. 21 and the day of on Nov. 22. Volunteer duties vary from working the check-in table to photographing the event.
Big Brothers Big Sisters offers a variety of programs to meet volunteer and child needs. By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community to hold each other accountable for every child in the program achieving through higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships; avoidance of risky behaviors and educational success.