Photograph by Paul Rodriguez, The Orange County Register
In addition to owning and running Chemers Gallery, Karen Raab is also a Big Sister to two amazing girls, Elicet and J-me. Both are now in college, and we at the gallery love hearing how they're doing, from earning straight A's to attending human rights rallys. Karen exposed both girls to different kinds of foods from around the world, artwork and artifacts in museums, and gave them work experience here at Chemers Gallery.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year, and to help mark the occasion, the Orange County Register published an article featuring a few of the organization's volunteers and their stories. Karen was one of those selected. You can read the full article here at the OC Register website.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a wonderful organization that helps so many kids. Being a Big Brother or a Big Sister means that you're mentoring a child and helping them to achieve their full potential. Studies have shown that children involved in the program who meet with their mentors regularly are less likely to be involved with drugs or alcohol, behave in a violent manner, become a teen parent, or drop out of school. Instead, they're more likely to have self-confidence, exhibit a better academic performance, have better relationships and decision making skills, and have a sense of future. To find out more about becoming involved in this great organization, visit their website.
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