January is National Mentoring Month!


January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham is celebrating those who are already volunteering as mentors (“Bigs”) as well as recruiting new volunteers.

Every January, the news is full of the same stories: people are trying to eat healthier, hit the gym more often, save more money. Those are all great goals; but this year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Birmingham is asking you to consider changing that story. 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?

This 2023, we are asking you 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 Greater Birmingham CEO Sue Johnson, “but we know people are also thinking about how to better their community. We want to make sure that when they reflect on the year, they know they made a difference.”

More than 100 youth in the greater Birmingham area are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. 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. It means being there for them when they need a friend. It means making a difference in a child’s life for the better, forever.

“We hope you will consider signing up to become a Big this year,” said Johnson. “These kids need you, and they’re just waiting on you to decide to make a difference.”

To start the process of becoming a mentor, contact Kiranda Robbins at [email protected] or call us at 205-939-5590.

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