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Editor’s note: This is one of a series of weekly features to assist Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin find “Bigs” for “Littles” who are waiting for a mentor who can be a positive influence in their lives. Read on to learn more.

A 12-year-old Little Brother from Merrill is looking for a Big Brother who will take him to do fun things in the community. The perfect Big will be consistent, a positive role model, and like to go swimming and BBBS events.

An 8-year-old Little Sister from Merrill is looking for a Big Sister who is fun and a girly girl. The perfect Big Sister for this child, would play dolls and dress-up, do crafts, nails and hair, and watch movies.

An 8-year-old Little Brother who will be in third grade in the fall in the Merrill School District is looking for a Big Brother who is either an adult or high school student who will play basketball outside and Don’t Break the Ice inside. He loves to talk about riding his peddle bike and putting cans on it so the tires make a dirt bike sound.

An 11-year-old Little Brother who will be in sixth grade in the fall in the Merrill School District is looking for a Big Brother who will help him with his teamwork and play board games with him. The best Big Brother for this child would be one who has a sense of humor and would joke around with him.

A 6-year-old Little Sister in the Merrill School District wants a Big Sister who will play with her. The best Big for this child would be patient and is ready to get on the floor and play with her.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northcentral Wisconsin has been serving our community since 1976. Its mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. In 2019, it served 348 at-risk youth in a mentoring relationship. By becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister, you can make a lasting difference in a child’s life. And you will both be forever changed by the experience.

If you’ve been waiting for the time to volunteer, this is it. Call today at 715-848-7202 or visit www.bbbsncw.org to learn more and become a defender of potential.