East Granby resident Javier Soto will be a guest on the Saturday, Dec. 1, edition of Univision's "El Show de Analeh." In his interview segment, airing at 11 a.m., Soto discusses youth mentoring and its impact on him, on the child he mentors, on the child's family and on the community in which the child lives.
Soto, a native of Puerto Rico and an engineer at Pratt & Whitney in East Hartford, has been a Big Brother (adult mentor) in the Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters community-based program for the past five years. He has also been a member of the organization's Latino Advisory Council. This past April, Soto was one of only five "Bigs" who were presented with Exceptional Mentor Awards at Nutmeg's annual Volunteer Recognition Event. In July, he was featured in a Hartford Courant article that reported on his 5-year match relationship with a boy from East Hartford named Alex.
Soto's match with Alex is the subject of his interview on the December 1 "El Show de Analeh", as is the award-winning Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters Latino Mentoring Program. Others interviewed for the program segment were Andy Fleischmann, President and CEO of Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters, and Soto's "Little Brother", Alex.
"El Show de Analeh" has been broadcasting on the Univision Network since 2007. Each Saturday morning at 11:00 am, it offers its growing audience in the Hartford-New Haven-Springfield, Massachusetts markets an array of key and innovative topics that are relevant to Connecticut's many Latino communities. The long running public service program can be viewed locally on Channel 18. For more information, go to: www.analeh.com.
Nutmeg Big Brothers Big Sisters is Connecticut's premier youth mentoring organization. It's an affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the longest-established youth mentoring organization in the world (founded in 1904). Nutmeg helps children from single- and no-parent homes avoid negative behaviors and reach their highest potential. Nutmeg does this by creating and maintaining one-on-one relationships between at-risk children and professionally-screened, inspirational adult volunteers. Based in Hartford, Nutmeg was founded in 1966. It's funded, in part, by United Way organizations. It serves thousands of youngsters in 111 of the state's 169 municipalities. Help Nutmeg save young lives by volunteering, donating or partnering with us. Visit: www.nutmegbigbrothersbigsisters.org. Or, call toll-free at: 1-800-525-5437 (KIDS). Like Nutmeg on Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/NBBBS. Follow Nutmeg on Twitter: http://twitter.com/BBBSNutmeg.