January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is celebrating those who are already volunteering as mentors, “Bigs”, and also recruiting volunteers.
Every January, the news is full of the same stories: people are trying to eat more healthfully, hit the gym more often. This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is changing that story and asking: What if this year, you could resolve to something more important, more impactful? What if you could make a resolution worth keeping, one that inspires more resolutions? In 2019, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay is asking people in Hillsborough, Pinellas, Polk, Pasco, Citrus, Hernando and Sumter counties to resolve to become a Big Brother or Big Sister.
“Bettering yourself in the new year is a great goal,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay CEO Stephen Koch, “but we know people are also thinking about how to better their community and how to make sure that when they reflect on the year, they know they made a difference.”
More than 400 youth in the Tampa Bay community are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, and the only way to ensure they have someone to inspire them to reach their potential is for more adults to step up and volunteer to become Bigs. Being a Big means committing to spending a few hours a month with a young person doing things that you love to do, like playing basketball, visiting the library, or learning how to cook.
Tampa Bay residents can get involved with National Mentoring Month by coming to a local Big Orientation & Training. You can view the full schedule of Big Orientation & Trainings here.
On social media, Tampa Bay residents can get involved by following Big Brothers Big Sisters of Tampa Bay on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Throughout the month, Big Brothers Big Sisters is encouraging followers to tag a friend who would be a great Big Brother or Big Sister, using the hashtag #BBBSMentoringMonth. Visit www.bbbstampabay.org/be-a-big to learn more.