Nevada County Big Brothers Big Sisters has hired a new Pal Program coordinator. DeeJay Newell brings a wealth of experience to the program having been a Big Pal during her time at Nevada Union High School. Newell who has since graduated from Cal State Chico will be pairing qualified Nevada Union Junior and Senior students with elementary and middle school students at Lyman Gilmore, Scotten, Deer Creek, and Seven Hills schools. Newel says the Pal Program is similar to the mentoring matches that occur between adults and children with Big Brothers Big Sisters, except the Big Pal-Little Pals activities remain on the little Pal’s campus.
Newell says another big event for Pal program participants is the Pal-Games that take place at the end of the school year.
click to listen to DeeJay Newell
Big Brothers Big sisters Executive Director Lindy says the program is also looking for a few good men to step up and make a difference in the life of a youth.
click here to listen to Lindy Beatie
Anyone interested in getting involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters or the Pals Program can call Big Brothers Big Sisters at 265-2059.