7 Ways to Make a Bigger Impact as a Mentor
Thanks to everyone who helped participate in this year’s Giving Tuesday! On a similar note, ’tis the season of giving, so we put together a list of ways you can make an even bigger impact as a mentor in your community as a Big Brother or Big Sister this holiday season. Enjoy!
1) Refer your friends
Did you know that Bigs who were referred to the program by other mentors are statistically more likely to have a longer lasting and impactful match? You’re already making a different being a Big, but imagine all of the children you could impact but just referring your friends. You can start by joining our group The Big League. Here are some resources to help guide you when talking about the program.
2) Follow us & share your experiences on social media
— Wendy Foster (@WendyAnnFoster) December 4, 2016
Want to cast a wider web when sharing your experience and trying to refer friends? Take to social media to share your bi-monthly outings with your Little. Show off a funny picture the two of you took or a really cool experience you had together. Once your social network sees the match in action, they’ll be dying to make an impact of their own.
3) Offer to share your story
Do you and your Little have an interesting backstory? Do you have advice that could be worthwhile for other matches? Want to just simply show off how cool your Little is? Reach out to BBBSMB and we can feature you on our blog! Sharing a real life mentoring story can make an extraordinary impact for both current and prospective Bigs. Not to mention how cool it can be for you and your Little to see your story on paper.
4) Make a donation
By making a donation to BBBSMB, you aren’t just giving money to a good cause, but rather making an investment in a child’s future. Any gift, no matter how—’big’ or ‘little’—can help set a child on their path to success and give them the opportunity to thrive in our community.
5) Participate in our Volunteer Referral Program
6) Attend or volunteer at one of our events
Throughout the year, BBBSMB hosts countless events that you and your Little, friends, family, significant others, can have a blast at. Dance the night away at Big Night, press your luck at our casino night, or bike for a good cause with Rodmans Ride for Kids. Check out all of our event’s here.
7) Join one of our groups or councils
At BBBSMB, we offer many different groups for you to join and further support the agency. From Young Professionals, to alumni Bigs and Littles, to our diversity council we offer many different ways for you to share your opinions and further give back to our mission. Want to learn more about these and other opportunities? Contact us here.