Purdue Northwest students to become mentors of Hammond elementary students
Purdue University Northwest is partnering with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago to introduce a mentoring relationship with Hammond elementary students.
The partnership will be formalized during a ceremony at PNW’s Hammond Campus at 3:30 p.m., Thursday, April 13. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metropolitan Chicago Executive Director Arthur Mollenhauer will offer comments.
Mentoring 11 Jefferson Elementary School students
The partnership will commence with PNW Hammond student leaders becoming “big brothers and big sisters” of 11 students at nearby Jefferson Elementary School.
“This is another effort and collaboration to bring different types of leadership experiences to campus,” Purdue Northwest Director of Student Assistance and Conduct Andrew Pettee said. “Our students will gain valuable mentoring skills and experience working with local elementary students.”
Building strong relationships
He added that a goal of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to change for the better the lives of children facing adversity through the development of strong and enduring, professionally-supported, one-to-one relationships.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is the nation’s largest donor- and volunteer-supported mentoring network committed to enabling meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers and young people that provide a positive, lasting effect.