Reporting John McDevitt
By John McDevitt
PHILADELPHIA (CBS) — The Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association is in Philadelphia this week for their annual winter meeting.
And as part of the association’s 100th anniversary, a partnership was announced to introduce positive role models to at-risk youth.
It’s called, “100 Years, 100 Mentors,” and it’s a partnership between the Pennsylvania District Attorneys Association and the Big Brothers, Big Sisters State Association of Pennsylvania.
It’s a recruitment effort within the district attorneys’ offices and with partners in the community.
“We announce our pledge to recruit 100 new mentors for Big Brothers and Big Sisters,” said Philadelphia DA Seth Williams today. “We have seen what happens when children have positive role models, and tragically we have seen what happens when they do not.”
Dashay Bailey, a “little sister,” talked about her “big sister,” Dolly Sanchez, a legal assistant with the US attorney’s office:
“Miss Dolly is the second person in my life that I can look up to and ask her questions about my life.”
Sanchez says she gets something from the program too, knowing she makes a difference in Dashay’s life.