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National Mentoring Month: An Interview with Chris Flores, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the TX Panhandle

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Chris Flores, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle

January marks the celebration of National Mentoring Month! We asked Chris Flores of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle to stop by and talk about what mentorships mean to the kids in their organization.

Over the course of the pandemic, human relationships had to be nimble. While some were strengthened, others were strained—and we're all left navigating how to feel and connect with one another. As we enter year three of social distancing, remote learning, and emotional rollercoasters, many of us might be seeking a way to be a positive impact on those who didn't have as much support as they would have liked.

Well, January is National Mentoring Month, and there are few better ways to kick off your resolution to BE MORE POSITIVE than to partner up with a young kid that needs a little guidance. That's why I asked Chris Flores of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Texas Panhandle to stop by High Plains Morning fo ra chat about the benefits of mentoring. They are accepting volunteers to pair up with a kid for a little chill time, counsel, companionship, and fun. So if you or someone you know could find 4 to 6 hours every month to spend with a kid in need of some quality hang time, consider signing up and seeing if there's a good match for you. For more information, contact Chris at 806.351.2210 or via email at christopher@bbbstxpan.org.

Jenny Inzerillo joined HPPR in 2015 as the host of High Plains Morning, our live music program that airs weekdays at 9 am to noon CST. Broadcasting from KJJP in beautiful downtown Amarillo, she helps listeners wake up with inspired music from our region and beyond. Tune in for new voices in folk/Americana, deep cuts from your favorite artists, soulful tracks from singer/songwriters across the world, and toe-tapping classics dating as far back as the 1920s. Plus, discover underground greats that just might be your new favorite band.