CELEBRATE MENTORS AND RESILIENCY
National events over the last few years have taught us that too many youth feel isolated and ignored. They experience discrimination. They hear hateful language. They fear for their futures.
We also know strong relationships carry us through difficulties – and allow us to build compassion and resilience. We see that every day at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass & Metrowest. That’s why we’re launching the #LiftUpLittles campaign to highlight the importance of mentoring in combating the reality of discrimination and inequality.
We want to hear from you. We want to spark a conversation about the people in your lives who’ve lifted you up and changed your futures.
#LiftUpLittles Campaign Welcome
CEO Connie Askin invites you to share your story of mentors who lifted you.
SEE MENTORSHIP AT WORK
Trained mentors and youth
Towns and cities with Bigs & Littles
Mentors are needed in this region
be part of the campaign
Share Your Story. To help others understand the need and the challenge, share your story of a mentor who helped you.
Lend Support. To help build a community of caring, make a gift to support Big Brothers Big Sisters’ work in Central Massachusetts.
Be A Big. To help a child make a connection and rise above, volunteer to be a mentor. It just takes an hour a week to make a difference.
BIGS AND LITTLES: THEIR STORIES
Throughout my life, I have been privileged to call many folks mentors, many who I came across in my role as a student.
For Jeff Swanberg and Sean Hyland, an 8-year mentorship began with ice cream. Now 16, Sean relies on Jeff as a listener and a friend.
Over the last five years, Serenity Jackson has grown into a confident young woman and aspiring rap artist, thanks in no small part to her mentor Kira Warren.
Lester Baker grew up in a single-parent home. As a mentor, he’s determined to help kids like Blessed Ssentongo, who enjoys watching the Red Sox and Celtics with his Big.