RECOGNIZING NATIONAL MENTOR MONTH AT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHWEST FLORIDA; Congressional Record Vol. 164, No. 21
(Extensions of Remarks - February 02, 2018)

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   RECOGNIZING NATIONAL MENTOR MONTH AT BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF 
                           NORTHWEST FLORIDA

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                            HON. MATT GAETZ

                               of florida

                    in the house of representatives

                        Friday, February 2, 2018

  Mr. GAETZ. Mr. Speaker, today I rise to recognize National Mentor 
Month and the impact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida has 
had on the youth in our community.
  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Florida facilitates one-on-one 
mentorship opportunities to provide short and long-term impact in the 
life of a child. Providing these relationships gives children a friend, 
someone to call on in times of trouble, and someone to love on them and 
show them endless opportunity all while having a good time.
  This organization is unique in that the Bigs also benefit from the 
program as they watch their Little grow, learn, and inspire to achieve. 
There is no greater privilege than to watch a child grow and develop 
into the best version of themselves. Big Brothers Big Sisters of 
Northwest Florida provides the necessary opportunities to allow this 
development to be achieved through mentor relationships.
  I would like to extend my gratitude to all the Bigs who have taken 
upon themselves to mentor a Little and to exhibit endless opportunity 
and compassion. I am deeply motivated by these individuals. I would 
also like to thank the staff and volunteers who work many hours to pair 
these individuals with the best possible match.
  Mr. Speaker, on behalf of the United States Congress, I am privileged 
to honor the outstanding Big Brothers Big Sisters organization

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for their success in inspiring and cultivating extraordinary mentor 
relationships within our community.

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