Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Indiana and Southcentral Michigan hosted a National Mentoring Month celebratory event on Thursday, Jan. 30, in appreciation for their Bigs. In addition to supporters and several matches from the local Big Brothers Big Sisters agency, Mayor Tom Henry of Fort Wayne, Ind. Joined the party.
The celebration included a complimentary breakfast, so attendees could eat and enjoy each other’s company. They also listened to a host of speakers who expressed their gratitude and appreciation for local Bigs and shared information about Big Brothers Big Sisters programs.
While speaking at the event, Mayor Henry reflected on the important role that mentoring can have on a child’s life, mentioning that often, many children who come from single-parent families have issues associated with low self-esteem and risky behaviors. He explained that organizations like Big Brothers Big Sisters can help to provide children with a strong figure in their lives who can show them how to lead successful lives, and to pay attention to opportunities that are presented to them.
During National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies around the United States have been holding similar events designed to recognize Bigs. National Mentoring Month presented a fantastic opportunity for agencies to lead campaigns to recruit mentors and support for the cause of mentoring.
Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrates mentoring by Eric Pulley (Dir. Marketing and Recruitment – Big Brothers Big Sisters Northeast Indiana), appeared in Fort Wayne News-Sentinel.