Monday, January 31, 2011

African American college students making a difference in the lives of young boys

One-fourth of American children live in single parent homes, many without male role models. That's why a group of male African American college students is reaching out to help disadvantaged boys in the Springfield community.

Members of the Black Male Collegiate Society at UIS are teaming up with Big Brothers Big Sisters to make a difference in the lives of young boys at Matheny-Withrow Elementary School.

From Connect Four to a game of cards mentors spend one hour a day, one day a week hanging out with their little brother.

The story was featured by WICS-TV 20 in a January 28, 2011, report.

Watch the story on News Channel 20's website