WILL YOU MAKE THE BIG RESOLUTION?
January is National Mentoring Month. What if this year, instead of standing at our desks, we promised to stand up for youth in our community? Or if we thought not just about changing our careers, but changing lives? Because when you become a Big Brother or Big Sister, you won't just change your Little's life, you'll change your own. So go ahead, don't just take the stairs more often, decide to step up!
Join us in the world's biggest game of tag.
Spread the word so that even more Littles can get a Big on their side. Tag 2 friends on social media, and share why you think they have what it takes to make #TheBigResolution. Ask them to tag 2 of their own friends to keep the game going. #YouPlusTwo
Select below and start your Big Resolution
YOU+2 is a special recruitment campaign that seeks to find new Big Brothers for the nearly 300 Little Brothers who are waiting to be matched. Despite the 1,542 matches that BBBSAZ successfully completed last year, it still takes an average of 1-2 years for a Little Brother to be matched.
Our YOU+2 campaign strives to change that. YOU+2 will sign up 100 volunteers who not only commit to becoming Bigs but commit to challenging two of their friends to become Bigs, too. 100 volunteers and 200 of their friends give us the 300 matches we need to reduce our current waitlist to zero.
LITTLE BROTHERS ARE WAITING
You don’t have to look too hard to see what we see. Boys in Central Arizona are in need of positive male role models now more than ever. Each red dot on this map is a boy, age 6 to 14, who is ready to be matched to a Big Brother. Because fewer men volunteer to become Bigs compared to the number of boys who enroll, some of these boys are waiting a year to be matched to an adult mentor.
SHARE YOUR STORIES ABOUT MENTORING
Share your stories on FB, IG and TW, tag @bbbsaz and use #TheBigResolution #YouPlusTwo
January 4: I Am A Mentor Day: Share your photos, videos and stories about why you decided to become a Big Brother or Big Sister
January 17: International Mentoring Day: Join the worldwide conversation about the power of mentoring
January 21: MLK Day of Service: Share photos, videos and stories about volunteering with your Little to build a stronger community
January 31: #ThankYourMentorDay: Share photos, videos and stories about how your mentor helped you realize your potential
HELP US RECRUIT MORE BIGS
If you'd like us to visit your company, networking group, community group or professional organization to talk about mentoring, please contact us at [email protected].