Giving back in a big way: Williams adults and students provide positive relationships for kids in Big Brothers Big Sisters program

| March 9, 2016

By Wendy Howell • Williams News

WILLIAMS, Ariz. – The fields are empty outside Williams Elementary-Middle School except for a small group of children and adults gathered on the dirt ballfield north of the school. The children are taking turns launching what looks like a spear out on the field as they cheer each other on.

“It’s called the atlatl,” said Neil Weintraub, a volunteer for the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Williams. “The Aztecs were actually fighting with these when they were fighting the Spaniards. It was actually used in the Southwest for 7,000 years.”

Weintraub and several other adult volunteers, including Williams High School senior Autumn Lann, meet with the children every Thursday at the school to play with them and build relationships. They are part of the Big Brothers Big Sisters school based mentoring program.

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