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Pedro Chavez

I am passionate about empowering our youth to become responsible and productive members of our society by serving as a champion for the cause of mentoring. As a Big Brother, I share my life and time with two kids who face adversity at no fault of their own. By mentoring them, I am leading by example and serving my community as a positive role model in their lives. This is my life’s calling and with your help I can help raise vital financial resources to benefit the quality mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters, the top rated youth development organization   serving more than 900 at-risk kids and teens each year.

Pedro A Chavez manages a sales team of Home Mortgage Consultants charged with helping working families access the dream of sustainable home-ownership at Wells Fargo Home Mortgage. He has served as a positive role model for his mentee Arlen Michael Vera since 2010 through the youth mentoring programs of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ventura County.

Instructed by: Diana Porter

Diana was born & raised in French Polynesia Tahiti and moved to Santa Barbara 25 years ago. She started instructing Salsa & Bachata Dancing throughout the community and in the last 13 years at the Santa Barbara Dance Center & the Bunnie Curtis Dance studio in Carpinteria. For the last two years she started the Salchata latin dance team called "Emotion Aumiri." She has donated her time to many different organizations in Santa Barbara & Ventura counties.

Charity: Big Brothers Big Sisters

We believe all children should have the opportunity to succeed in life and live up to their full potential.

Our mission is to provide all children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

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