EVERY DAY AT 5;15.
FOR MORE INFORMATION ON THE BUS ROUTE AND THE BENTONVILLE FILM FESTIVAL HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE N-W-A HOMPAGE DOT COM.
### ((JENNIFER)) A POSITIVE INFLUENCE ON A CHILD OR TEEN CAN MAKE A WORLD OF DIFFERENCE ON THEIR FUTURE.
IN THIS WEEKS DOING GOOD REPORT — KNWA'S KELLY O'NEILL SHOWS US HOW AGE IS JUST A NUMBER WHEN IT COMES TO VOLUNTEERING TIME TO SHAPE YOUNG MINDS.
Terry Sanford, Big Sister "You find out what you have in common and go from there.
" ((KELLY)) AS A TEEN.
TERRY SANFORD COULD POINT TO A NUMBER OF ROLE MODELS IN HER LIFE.
NATURALLY — IT FELT RIGHT TO GIVE BACK.
Terry Sanford, Big Sister "i've got a lifetime of experience i've had those ups and downs and we really have a good time.
I learn a lot and stay in touch with youth culture as you will.
" ((KELLY)) THROUGH BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS.
TERRY WAS PAIRED WITH KATIE.
THEY CONNECTED OVER THEIR MUTUAL INTEREST IN THEATRE.
Katie Snyder, Little Sister "The music, the expression, the emotion and the energy.
how people find themselves through this creative outlet.
i know that music is big for me and seeing people on stage perform what they feel and the words they are singing, it's something big to me.
it's something i really enjoy.
" ((KELLY)) THERE'S A NOTICEABLE AGE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN THE TWO.
Terry Sanford, Big Sister "I'm the vintage big sister (laughs)" ((KELLY)) THEY CONSIDER IT AN ADVANTAGE.
Terry Sanford, Big Sister "Very interesting to hear her perspective.
Teenagers are so much more knowldegale than i was at that age, and it's fun.
" ((KELLY)) ONCE A WEEK TERRY AND KATIE FIND AN ACTIVITY TO ENJOY.
WHETHER IT'S SEEING A MUSICAL AT THE WALTON ARTS CENTER.
OR HEADING OUTDOORS TO STAY ACTIVE.
Katie Snyder, Little Sister "It's more of like hey katie want to go take the kayaks out, go kayak a mile or so, and we'll go and walk around and check out parks and stuff like that.
" ((KELLY)) AND AFTER TWO YEARS.
THEIR BOND KEEPS GROWING.
Terry Sanford, Big Sister "I would just encourage people to get involved.
as a volunteer i swear i get more out of it than katie does but it also katie has a great time.
it's meaningful and rewarding and gets us old people out of the house.
" ((KELLY)) IN FAYETTEVILLE KELLY O'NEILL KNWA NORTHWEST ARKANSAS NEWS.
((JENNIFER)) VOLUNTEERS FOR BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS ARE ALWAYS WELCOME.
TO FIND OUT HOW YOU CAN BECOME INVOLVED.
HEAD TO OUR WEBSITE NWA HOME PAGE DOT COM.
((JENNIFER)) ROADS, BRIDGES, SCHOOLS– ALL NECESSITIES.
BUT ALL COME WITH AN EXPENSIVE PRICE TAG.