ST. CLOUD -- Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Minnesota is seeking mentors as part of the 13th annual National Mentoring Month.

The non-profit was established in 1969 as a way to pair children who are facing adversity with a community mentor.

Currently, there are more than 125 youth in central Minnesota waiting to be paired with a Big Brother or Big Sister.

Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting a recruitment dinner on January 23rd to give you more information on the program.

Executive Director, Jackie Johnson says from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. guests can enjoy a free dinner at the Tuscan Center and learn more about becoming a volunteer.

You're asked to RSVP ahead of time if you're planning on attending the dinner.

Johnson says they are looking for mentors of all ages.

The not for profit organization will also be featuring stories of their staff members on their Facebook page that highlights the importance of mentoring.