Hoops for Hope: The Jim Marsh Classic is a three-on-three basketball tournament, for all ages and skill levels, that will provide competition and entertainment in a family friendly setting to benefit mentoring and Parkinson’s disease initiatives.
Washington State Mentors has a new name - Mentoring Works Washington. The new name and brand identity emphasize our growing role as the principal advocate for youth mentoring throughout Washington. Mentoring Works Washington currently serves 34,000 K-12 children through 180 community-mentoring organizations. Over the past 10 years, our efforts have benefited youth, as well as Washington communities, by establishing best practices that lead to improved academic performance and emotional well-being among young people, and by heightening their awareness of the importance of good citizenry, as well as the harmful impact of drugs and alcohol.
Chris was matched with his Big Brother, Will, in July 2010. Chris was 12 and Will was 20. Chris lives with his grandmother who reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters because she thought a positive, male role model would be beneficial for Chris. Chris and Will meet almost every week and talk in between meetings. When they are together they are very active.