Nurturing children and strengthening communities
Do you remember a person from your childhood you not only looked up to, but who brought a little magic into your life, just by being there? Likely, it was someone other than your parents, someone you respected, but who did not have an authoritarian, parental role. Many children today don't have a person like that in their lives, but there is a program that can help. Lake Havasu Unified is grateful to have the resources of the Mohave County Big Brothers Big Sisters program available to our students.
Working with the schools of LHUSD, Big Brothers Big Sisters offers an After School Buddy Program, where a Big Brother Big Sister volunteer 15 years old or older meets a child once a week after school for one hour of quality time; and a Lunch Buddy Program, where an 18+ year old volunteer meets a child on the school site during the child's lunch period to have lunch and talk. The lunch buddy may also accompany the child during recess if the two are comfortable with this idea. The Big Brothers Big Sisters website tells you how to apply to be a Big or how to enroll your student as a Little.