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.
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.
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.
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.
One year ago, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee pivoted to virtual operations as a result of the global pandemic. And while that pivot brought with it many new changes and challenges, one thing that stayed the same was our laser focus on youth. Our team quickly, yet effectively went into full creativity and innovation mode to achieve so many incredible things that, through the generosity of our supporters, have enabled us to continue to serve our youth as well as scale the impact of our mentoring programs.
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.
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.