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Being Committed, Consistent and Connected: Tips on Reconnecting with Your Mentee Post-COVID

As a mentor, you may be thinking about what your relationship with your mentee will be like during the next few months. How will you show up for your Little as we continue to navigate a new normal? What are the things you can control that will help your relationship thrive during these unusual times? At BBBSMT, we know that mentoring relationships are strongest when volunteers focus on the Big C’s - being committed, consistent and connected.

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.