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.

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.

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.

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.