Mentoring has the ability to positively impact the mental health of both mentors and mentees. For mentors, engaging in a meaningful relationship with a mentee fosters a sense of purpose, self-worth, and personal growth. Mentors often experience increased self-esteem, improved emotional well-being, and decreased stress and anxiety levels. Likewise, mentees benefit from their mentors’ emotional support, encouragement, and guidance, enhancing resilience, self-confidence, and mental well-being. In this blog, we will explore how mentoring programs provided
Big Brother Brady and Little Brother Kalvin have formed a budding friendship since being matched through the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah program. Brady, who was looking for a way to give back to the community, found that becoming a mentor for Kalvin was not only rewarding but also a lot of fun.  When asked about their favorite activities, Brady said, “Kalvin is very open-minded, so we try to do as many different activities
Mentors have positive and lasting effects on the lives of the youth they serve. Mentors help build self-confidence in youth, allowing them to realize and reach their full potential.  The volunteer opportunities in Utah with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah as a mentor can have lasting effects on both the mentor and mentee.  Why Mentor? Providing a child with mentorship is an invaluable benefit that one can impart to them. There are many reasons
May is National Mental Health Awareness Month. Since 1949, a month has been dedicated to increasing awareness of mental health issues in children and adults. You can help raise awareness through social media, participating in volunteer opportunities in Utah, and learning about mental health illness. The ultimate goal is to offer support and educate the public about mental health in order to increase public awareness, reduce stigma, and advocate for greater access to mental healthcare
One of the more special events Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah holds each year is Spring Fling. At this event, BBBSU celebrates the matches who are graduating from the program that year and also recognizes some outstanding participants from various programs. Each year this is a special evening where matches, Bigs, and Littles are celebrated and acknowledged for all their efforts. It is an event that brings together these amazing individuals to share a