Stories of Impact
BBBSMT Board Member Spotlight: Missy Acosta
Missy Acosta joined Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee's Board of Directors in 2016 and has been serving as the Board Chair for almost two years. We had the opportunity to speak with Missy about how she got involved with BBBSMT, what mentorship means to her, and more.
Starting Conversation: Tips on Reconnecting with Your Mentee Post-COVID
If you’ve been mostly meeting with your Little virtually over the past year, you may be struggling to find ways to reconnect. That’s completely normal. Reconnecting with your Little might be more difficult than you imagined, but we can help you start the right conversations!
A BIG Thank You to our Partner: Jackson®
Jackson National Life Insurance Company has been a dedicated, generous and engaged partner of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee since 2012. We want to thank Jackson® for supporting our mission and going above and beyond year after year to defend the potential of young people.
A Fresh Start: Tips for Reconnecting with Your Mentee Post-COVID
None of us could have predicted what would happen over the past year. Fortunately, we are in the process of returning to a new sense of normalcy, and with that comes the opportunity to re-commit to your role as a Big. As you are planning for your "new normal," make sure to carve out space and time for your Little. It is never too late for a fresh start!
Celebrating the Holidays in July to Serve More Youth Than Ever
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is getting a jump start on holiday shopping this year to help reach the goal of 100 children served during this upcoming holiday season.
Creating Meaningful Connection: Tips for Reconnecting with your Mentee Post-COVID
We often picture reunions as being easy and exciting, but, similar to a high school reunion, getting together with friends you haven’t seen in a while can be awkward at first. It is understandable that reconnecting with your Little after being separated by COVID restrictions may have you feeling stuck or unsure of where to start, but Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is here to help.
From Mentee to Mentor: Giving Back Through Mentorship
Big Brother Marcus became a mentor because his own life has been transformed by the power of mentorship. Marcus’s mentor provided him with direction in his values and career path, and instilled in him a desire to always give back.
Celebrating Pride Month: The History of Pride and Why It’s Important
Pride Month is a time to uplift and support LGBTQIA+ individuals as we reflect on how far we’ve come, and how far we have to go. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee celebrates differences, and providing more LGBTQIA+ youth with LGBTQIA+ mentors is a top priority for us.
Introducing the Future Leaders of Tomorrow: Class of 2021
It’s hard to believe that this time last year our soon-to-be seniors were navigating the learning curves of online classes for the first time and settling in for one of the most challenging years we’ve collectively faced. Now, here they are, one year later—stronger, wiser, and even more technologically savvy than they were before.