Lauren Suleski is the Boys and Girls Club program and volunteer outreach coordinator for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada. Her role is to match children with a volunteer mentor who will then meet with the child at the club one day a week for an hour. Her passion for ensuring the best possible match is inspiring others to become part of the life changing non-profit organization. The leadership she displays through the process of matching a little with a big is one piece which contributes to the organizations success.
Laurens leadership is providing tremendous results for the little ones involved in the program. Not only is she constantly recruiting volunteers to become a mentor, she is partnering with other groups within the community to help spread program awareness. The children who make up the Boys and Girls Club face educational deficiencies, issues with the law, and home problems. By providing a mentor for these little ones, the organization has seen not only an improvement in their behaviors and scholarly competency, but the overall experience appears to improve their happiness.
In partnership with Lauren’s coworkers, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Nevada are continually working to improve the mentor matching process and length of mentorship. In the recent years, with the help of Lauren’s passion for the program, BBBS has found 98% of little’s improve in social acceptance, 82″% of little’s are very sure they will graduate from high school, 53% of little’s improve in scholarly competency, 8.1% of all youth in Washoe County were arrested compared to 3.1% of matched little brothers and little sisters.
With the help of Lauren Suleski, BBBS is improving the lives of little ones everyday. Her patience and understanding allows her to work more effectively with the various personalities and cultures. In turn, allowing her to recruit the best possible mentor matches. Lauren believes in what she is doing because she knows it makes a difference in the little ones lives. The leadership she displays stands out in our community thus inspiring others to volunteer to help mentor little’s.
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