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      Push for Mentors Falling Short

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      A push for mentors is, so far, fallingshort.

      Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Islandis hoping to get 30 "bigs" in 30 days.

      Eleven days into the drive only twonew mentors have volunteered.

      Staff of the non-profit took to theConestoga Mall to try to recruit more bigs Saturday.

      They said the program helps build confidenceand trust in the kids involved.

      "We currently have a waiting listright now of about 50 littles. These are children in the community that arereally looking for somebody to mentor them. We need both male and female bigs.We just really need somebody to help out with their community and help thekiddoes we already have," said Holli Yager, community based programcoordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Grand Island.

      Yager said it's simple tovolunteer. You'll just need to fill out some paperwork and have an interviewand background check.

      The group hopes to have those 30 newbigs by the end of January.

      January is National Mentoring Month.

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