BIRMINGHAM, AL (WBRC) - A mentoring organization is turning to the power of television with hopes of addressing a serious issue.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham has joined with Chief A.C. Roper to get the attention of males in the Birmingham area.
He appears in a new public service announcement urging males to become mentors.
There are 165 little boys on a waiting list, many whose fathers are incarcerated.
Cindy Manning is a big sister. She believes males don't realize the need for them as mentors.
"A lot of these boys grow up unfortunately without a male role model," said Cindy. "They don't know what it's like to be a man. Its kind of our job to take care of this matter. It's such a fun way to do it. You just go out hang out with a child."
What makes this PSA special is that it was shot right here in Birmingham by a local production company, with little boys and girls who are in the program.
Any males who are interested in volunteering are urged to call big brothers big sisters at 205-939-5590.