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BBBS Celebrates National Mentoring Monrth
Mentoring is Building the Confidence to Achieve More
National Mentoring Month is an annual designation observed in January. NMM celebrates mentoring and the positive effect it can have on young lives. Its goals are to: Raise awareness of mentoring in its various forms. Recruit individuals to mentor, especially in programs that have waiting lists of young people.
The Great Big Challenge is a fun way to inspire all of us
to start out the New Year the right way, by becoming more physically active,
while raising funds to support more of our Littles at the same time.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
1. The theme is movement: Walk, run, bike, or exercise,
and track progress on fitness apps and personal fundraising pages. The slogan
is: “Your workout has never done so much good.”
2. Bigs, Parents, Board Members, staff members, donors, and supporters can set fundraising goals and set up fundraising pages, which they will share through social media and email. Participants challenge family, friends, and colleagues to make donations and to set up their own pages. You can get started today by going to www.GreatBigChallenge.com
BBBST will receive proceeds from everyone who takes on
the GBC and raises funds in the zip codes in the areas we serve. Signing up is easy and you
get your personal fundraising website right away. Anyone can sign up so spread the word and share the website (www.GreatBigChallenge.com)! Contact Meri Mitchell for more information at firstname.lastname@example.org
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When a Little grows up, he becomes the strong Role Model
When Al met his Little Brother, McKee was a bubbly, fun 8-year-old whose enthusiasm was infectious. His life was just taking shape, and he had plenty of obstacles to overcome and no consistent male role models. “So much has changed, yet so much remains the same,” Al says. “We still enjoy similar tastes in music. We still like to be silly—singing and dancing in the car. If our singing and dancing can annoy my boys, then it is even more rewarding.”
McKee is always up for new activities, Al says. “His willingness to engage in virtually any outing spoke volumes to me—it didn’t matter what we did, as long as we were together,” Al says. “Having someone else value your presence validates us as individuals.” They have gone on paddleboat adventures, visited museums, played mini-golf, and gone bowling.
Big Brother Al has also been a role model for McKee and a resource for McKee’s mom. She knows that when she is struggling with something related to McKee, she can call Al any time. She says there could be no better Big Brother for her son than Al. “McKee cares what Al thinks of him, and does not want him to be disappointed in him,” McKee’s mom says.
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