Stories of Impact

Hoping for a Forever Match: Michelle and Vanessa’s Story

When Little Sister Vanessa met Michelle, she was shy and felt like she didn’t fit in with the world. She wanted a Big Sister to help her learn how to communicate better with others and help her get out of the house and try new things. And for Michelle, becoming a Big was a way for her to slow down and help a young woman since most of her past volunteer work focused on adults.

MentorHub: Reimagining Mentoring in a Virtual World and Beyond

As an organization that builds professionally supported mentoring relationships that typically take place in a face-to-face environment, the pandemic turned our world upside down. When everything needed to move virtually, we knew it was crucial to reimagine what mentoring looks like in this new normal and seek innovative tools to keep kids connected to their mentors.

Black History Month: Join the Celebration Throughout Middle Tennessee

February is Black History Month, a time to reflect on important historical events and the achievements of influential Black leaders who helped ignite change and shape a brighter future for Americans in our country. Join us in celebrating Nashville and Middle Tennessee’s rich Black history with special events, performances and activities throughout the city.

Why We Mentor: Becoming a Big Then and Choosing to Mentor Now

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee, we have an army of mentors passionate about igniting the potential in youth. We spoke with a few volunteers to learn why they became a Big, why they choose to mentor, and why they think others should mentor too.

National Mentoring Month: Celebrating the Power of Mentorship

We know the holidays just ended, but January is a BIG month for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.

Four Perfect Matches and Counting: Rachelle’s Story

As a mother who wants the best for her kids, Rachelle turned to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee and found that a Big was exactly what her son and daughters needed to reach their full potential.

From Realizing Potential to Defending it: Edward’s Story

As a former Little, current Big, and Davidson County police officer, Edward is a strong advocate for youth mentorship and recognizes the life-changing impact it can have on a young person.

A Bond that Can’t be Broken: Introducing our Big and Little of the Year

A match centered around food and sports has grown into something much bigger. After 10 years of being matched, Big Brother Dallas and Little Brother Emerald feel more like family.

The Impact of Giving Back: Corey and Nathan’s Story

The mentors in Big Brother Corey's life led him to volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee. Now, Corey finds himself growing as much from his mentoring relationship as his Little Brother Nathan is.