In September 2020, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America launched the first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Month in the United States.
Amid the global pandemic, the inaugural Big Brothers Big Sisters Month campaign focused on generating awareness that our mission is an essential service and that our work had not stopped. The campaign encouraged communities to donate, volunteer, and advocate in support of Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies nationwide when we needed it most.
For the September 2021 BBBS month campaign, our focus is on the young people across the nation – many for the first time in 15+ months – who will return to a traditional classroom setting.
After months of social isolation, disconnection from critical supports, and inequitable virtual learning environments, our goal is to ensure all kids have the support and confidence they need to thrive during this important school year.
#ItTakesAVillage to empower every young person with the access and opportunity they need to achieve their full potential. All month long we are celebrating and calling on all youth, parents, partners, donors, and advocates to be part of the village empowering kids in your community.
What can you do to help?
Be an advocate by sharing the #BBBSMonth messaging from our social media channels (Facebook and Instagram). Our focus will be on engaging, celebrating, and recruiting volunteers, supporters, parents, and advocates in our village.
Share details with friends or family members that you think would make a great Big. The first step is to join one of our VIRTUAL info sessions: https://www.bbbsaz.org/volunteer/. On the flip side, if you know a child that can benefit from a positive adult role model you can direct them to learn more on this page: https://www.bbbsaz.org/enroll/.
Another way to support us is by donating to BBBSAZ. When you donate online to Big Brothers Big Sisters, you join our cause and directly support children in our village. No matter how little or big the amount, donating can start making a difference in the lives of young people around you.