Congratulations! Today is your day. You’re off to Great Places! You’re off and away! You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the guy who’ll decide where to go. – Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss Thousands of seniors across Utah are graduating from high school this month.
About a month ago, I started volunteering at a local elementary school with a grouped called Big Brothers Big Sisters. Big Brothers Big Sisters is a program in communities across the country that helps children who experience adversity realize their potential by being matched with volunteers to create a supported one-on-one relationship. The first time I heard about the program that works with kids ages 6 to 18 was when I was searching online for
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah is hoping to ring in the new-year during National Mentoring Month with a powerful bang by raising awareness of the life-changing benefits of one-to- one mentoring and recruiting Big Brother and Sister volunteers. Mentoring relationships have proven to strengthen a child’s ability to thrive educationally and to make positive choices. BBBSU has 335 children waiting for a mentor today, and we want to raise awareness of the need
Listening. Listening is the only way mentors can understand what people are up against and where opportunities for developing the relationship can be discovered. Building a relationship. In the hurry to make a difference, mentors can forget to take time to build a relationship and establish a firm connection. This means carefully cultivating trust. It means being patient. Many people will test mentors to see if they are for real. Respecting boundaries. When mentors ask
Through August 15th, Big Brother Big Sisters of Utah is partnering with Buffalo Wild Wings to help promote our 60 men 60 Days campaign! With your help, we are hoping to generate funds to help us recruit more men as volunteer Big Brothers. We currently have 300+ Little Brothers on our waiting list that are anxiously awaiting a Big to make a difference in their life! Supporting our cause is easy! Step 1: Bring your