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Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrate 25th anniversary in SLO County

Posted at 7:18 PM, Jan 24, 2020

Friday, Jan 24 marks San Luis Obispo County's 25th anniversary of National Mentoring Month with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

The organization held an event of Friday at the Nipomo Elementary School to celebrate the occasion.

For the event, students from Nipomo High School go to the Nipomo Elementary to mentor the kids.

Organizers say kids attend the program to socialize with a mentor, get help with social or academic skills, or to just build a relationship.

"It's really great to be able to be a roll model for someone," says Sam Martino, a Senior at Central Coast New Tech High School, "I know being a little kid in elementary school wanting like a friend to hang out with after school would be really awesome i had friends, but a older mentor i always looked up to the high school students as role models so being a good example is really fun."

There were about 40 kids who attended the event on Friday.

For more information about SLO County's Big Brothers Big Sisters program, visit this website.