Stories of Impact
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.
Making the Most of Your Virtual Match
Communicating virtually has become the norm in our world today. While we offer many different types of mentoring programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, each program has had to adjust to some form of virtual mentoring in the past year. We spoke with Big Brother Anthony and Little Brother Arron, who began their community-based match virtually during the pandemic, to hear about their experience so far and advice for making the most of a virtual match.
Double the Impact: Two-Time Mentor Jane
Some mentors go above and beyond in their service to young people, and Big Sister Jane is one of those people. Jane has now committed twice to serving as a mentor for high school students through our E-Mentoring program, committing a total of four years to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and her Little Sisters, with a focus on college and career readiness.