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January is Mentoring Month

As a new year begins, it’s time. Time to make an impact like never before. Time to help kids in our community achieve their biggest possible futures and who are still without mentors to call their own.

Every January, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan takes the time to celebrate National Mentoring Month and to recognize the volunteers (Bigs) who are actively working to positively impact children’s lives in our community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters exists to help young people achieve lasting success in life. We do this by matching children ages 6 and older with caring adult mentors who provide support and encouragement to each child.

Mentors don’t have to be perfect. They just need to be there for a child several times a month doing things they already enjoy, like taking a walk, going out to eat, or watching a game. It’s about spending time together.

January is also a great time to remind the community that we need more Bigs, especially men. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan has kids on the waiting list. And, as powerful as mentoring is for kids, it makes an enormous impact on mentors as well.

Thank you to all of our volunteers and partners. We appreciate your commitment to the children and families in our community and we look forward to welcoming others who would like to help children develop their potential by becoming mentors.

You can learn more about being a Big here.