Wanna change a life???

  • comical44

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    Jun 22, 2012 2:51 AM GMT
    Come ON you dont have a couple of hours a week or every other week? I? know you do!

    Trust me you can do it....Kids need you especially young boys/ teenage boys...

    You may be skeptical at first or right now but trust me...trust me once you start you will be so happy and feel rewarded.

    I didnt think I could do it or "had the time" last year....now I mentor 2 Brothers.

    I could get emotional about how much they mean to me and how close us 3 are and I couldnt imagine my life without them in it. They are my family.


    Please consider?



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    Jun 22, 2012 2:53 AM GMT
    I already changed a life today.

    I swatted a mosquito.
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    Jun 22, 2012 2:57 AM GMT
    Dude I'm insane, I'd cause more harm than benefit. I actually had a big brother type dude help me back when I was like 12 or 13. He was a really nice guy too, it didn't really help me though.
  • Import

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    Jun 22, 2012 3:01 AM GMT
    id hook the kids up with booze and ciggarettes.

    buy 'em weed too. fuck it.
  • comical44

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    Jun 22, 2012 3:03 AM GMT
    Come on guys will ya...Im being serious.

    Lol. Im sure some of you would be a great Big Brother and you dont even know it.

    Its important
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    Jun 22, 2012 3:10 AM GMT
    Thanks for posting this. I'm going to piggyback on your thread and put in a word for Special Olympics too. All organizations are in need of volunteers more than ever.
  • Lanter

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    Jun 22, 2012 3:25 AM GMT
    In response to both requests, I run a charity, I'm on the board of another and I mentor a kid already, all volunteer, so I'm afraid I'm just about tapped out. But I do agree that there are many organizations, and people, in need out there that need help.
  • comical44

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    Jun 22, 2012 3:27 AM GMT
    Yea their are hundreds of teen boys in my are alone that have been on the waiting list for years...waiting for a "big brother" to get matched up with. its kind of sad because so much time is passing and the majority of the these boys have no male figure in their life and time is TICKING....its worth it guys
  • Lanter

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    Jun 22, 2012 3:41 AM GMT
    It actually is a goal of mine to get more involved with either kids in foster care/awaiting adoption, or with prison inmates. I know it sounds crazy, but I have contacts with both so we'll see which one wins out, if either. I do realize how difficult it can be for the kids who are "aging out" of the system. If you look on the adoption website, the number of waiting kids grows exponentially as the age rises. Its a shame how some people treat kids in need the same way they would buying a car. The higher the mileage the lower the value.
  • araphael

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    Jun 22, 2012 5:46 AM GMT
    Hahaha. No, I'm like the animated character "Tank" in my favorite animated movie called "Surfs Up." Tank said, as a champion penguin surfer when asked by a penguin reporter, "Don't you want to teach the little penguins how to surf, or give them some advice about surfing?" And Tank said, "No, I don't want to do that. But I do think that every little penguin should try to be like me, the Tank. Hey, good luck little penguins on that, trying to be like the Tank." hahaha, that cracked me up.
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    Jun 22, 2012 6:39 AM GMT
    This is a very admirable thread by the OP... I have always strongly believed in the program myself and regardless of what you believe inferior of your qualifications; that is what makes you a good mentor. The fact you care and would place your concerns of a child's safety before your own self-esteem level is heartfelt. How many of you wished someone cared for you that much growing up? Great thread!
  • mybud

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    Jun 22, 2012 2:20 PM GMT
    comical44 saidCome ON you dont have a couple of hours a week or every other week? I? know you do!

    Trust me you can do it....Kids need you especially young boys/ teenage boys...

    You may be skeptical at first or right now but trust me...trust me once you start you will be so happy and feel rewarded.

    I didnt think I could do it or "had the time" last year....now I mentor 2 Brothers.

    I could get emotional about how much they mean to me and how close us 3 are and I couldnt imagine my life without them in it. They are my family.


    Please consider?



    Have they changed the policy that restricted gays from being Big Brothers?
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    Jun 22, 2012 2:28 PM GMT
    Here you go, mybud. icon_wink.gif

    "What if I’m gay?
    Big Brothers Big Sisters does not discriminate based on race, sexual orientation, age or gender. We will disclose such information to the parent/guardian as part of the matching process; the parent/guardian has the option to say yes or no to the match. If they approve, we move forward with the match, if not, we work to find another little who we believe will be a good match for you."

    http://www.bbbsmb.org/getinvolved/volunteerfaq.aspx
  • comical44

    Posts: 723

    Jun 22, 2012 6:51 PM GMT
    When I went for my interview they didnt care if you were gay,straight,yellow or green...They will run it by the parents though and hopefully its not an issue. Usually its not an issue so please dont let that stop you because if it is for one parent it wont be for another and their are 100's of young boys/teen boys on the list waiting for someone like you....