CEO Corner January 2023


January is National Mentoring Month!

One of my favorite quotes is from the great Maya Angelou, “People will forget what you said, people will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” That rings true of our mentoring programs. Our Bigs create such a huge impact on youth that it makes them feel cared for and connected to their community. Every child deserves someone in their corner and that person could be YOU.

New Year, new resolutions? Do you have a New Year resolution? Whether you partake in New Year’s resolutions or not, think about new beginnings and trying new things. Being a mentor with BBBS is something fun to do that simply takes four hours a month. Do the things you enjoy while sharing that time with the youth in our community who need someone in their corner. After all, our mentors often say that they get just as much out of the programs as the kids – they learn new things and find themselves reenergized about their work and life goals. For more information about our flexible programs visit our website (make link). We have programs that take place out in the community and programs that take place at the workplace or a school setting. There is something for everyone!

A New Year also means two of our Bigs will be awarded “Bigs of the Year!” Every year our parents, supporters, staff and youth get to nominate a Big of the Year. We have recieved so many nominations and look forward to having you cast your vote soon! These unique stories highlight the profound impact mentoring has and will bring you to tears of joy. I think it is about time we have more joy in our lives, right? Stay tuned for more details coming soon!

Wishing you a great start to 2023,

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