Continuing a long-standing goal to promote the potential and growth of the youth in our community, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Alabama (BBBS) sends out a call to all potential volunteers and supporters. American Diplomat Condoleezza Rice, Governor Kay Ivey, and Auburn Football coach Brian Harsin, among many others, have joined together to create a promotional video in support of the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission—to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.
“Keep your perspective, and always know why you are doing what you’re doing. Keep close to your mission,” said Sue Johnson, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham.
With six agencies across 41 counties in the state of Alabama, BBBS of Alabama aims to bolster self-esteem and improve the chances that its Littles will achieve success in their academic, social, and family lives. Given recent social and economic changes, many Littles are experiencing an exacerbation of the issues they regularly face, from societal barriers and opportunity gaps to poverty and identity-based discrimination. Consequently, it is incumbent upon BBBS and the state of Alabama to continue being there for our young people. Together, we fight to keep kids connected with the hope that they never feel they have to fight life’s challenges alone.
BBBS of Alabama continues to seek out volunteers that are actively fighting to defend the potential in our youth with programs best suited to each individual’s needs. With a broad range of programming, including a new E-mentoring program, opportunity is at every corner. In the words of Auburn Football Head Coach Brian Harsin, “Our mission is important.”