Shaundra McCants from the Big Brother/Big Sister Organization visited the Clearwater campus to speak to the faculty and staff.  Shaundra addressed  the way one could become a Big Brother/Sister Mentor to a child.  This process starts with an orientation about the organization, where the interviewers finds out the mentor interests and with that knowledge will match them with a child of similar interests.  A meeting is arranged to see if the two  are compatible and if so the match is completed. Big Brothers Big Sister has  proven research that shows it  to improve children’s odds for succeeding in school, behaving nonviolently, avoiding drugs and alcohol, and breaking negative  cycles. This is usually a 15-month commitment and can be extended.