Tuesday, February 19, 2019 (Stuart, FL): Big Brothers Big Sisters of Palm Beach and Martin Counties (BBBSPBMC) and the Stuart Police Department (SPD) have teamed up to help defend the potential of local children facing adversity. Officers and staff of the SPD are making the commitment to a child by becoming their mentor through the “Bigs in Blue” program. New Chief of Police, Joseph Tumminelli, approached BBBSPBMC after accepting his new role to initiate this program as a way to encourage his staff to make a larger impact on the community. 

Officers and staff are volunteering one-on-one with children between the ages of 6 and 17 who have faced or are currently facing obstacles in life that are preventing them from realizing their full potential. After they are matched, the volunteer and the child get together for 4 hours a month and participate in activities of their choosing – whether it’s fishing, playing football, baking, gardening, or whatever else they dream up. Special activities will be planned for the SPD volunteers and their “Littles” to get together as a group. 

You can help defend the potential of local children in need by becoming a volunteer. There are children waiting for a mentor in Martin County right now. Contact BBBSPBMC today to get started – mentorbig.org/volunteer, info@mentorbig.org, 772-283-8373.