This January, celebrate mentoring

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters for National Mentoring Month

Mentoring energizes communities. It empowers youth to envision a brighter future. It unlocks new career pathways and educational opportunities. National Mentoring Month celebrates the incredible potential of youth in our program and the mentors who are helping them achieve success and self-sufficiency. 

But our work is far from over. There are hundreds of children still waiting to be matched. Join Big Brothers Big Sisters this January for National Mentoring Month. Help us raise awareness for this growing need. Drive critical volunteer recruitment efforts. Ignite potential for the next generation through mentoring

 

BE A MENTOR

Attend a volunteer orientation and you'll be entered to win a $100 Visa gift card.

WEAR YOUR SUPPORT

Donate $25 to our National Mentoring Month fundraising campaign through Bonfire and receive a BBBS hat.

SHARE ON SOCIAL

Anyone can be an advocate! Lend your voice to the mentoring movement.

MEET OUR 2021 BIG OF THE YEAR FINALISTS

Our mentors are teachers. Real estate professionals. Students. Baristas. No two volunteers are alike, but they share one common trait: a belief in the power of mentorship. These 10 individuals have made a difference in one child’s life that will create generational change in our community. We are proud to call them our 2021 Big of the Year finalists and share their stories all month long.  

Follow our Facebook and Instagram pages so you don’t miss the winner announcement on January 29. 

be a mentor

TAKE THE FIRST STEP TO BE A BIG AND ATTEND A VOLUNTEER ORIENTATION

To celebrate National Mentoring Month, we’re giving away a $100 Visa gift card at all orientations in January. Sign up, attend and you’ll be entered to win!

Be at least 18 years old

Pass a background check

Have a valid drivers license, insurance, and vehicle

Provide 3 references

BIG Couples must meet all of the above requirements and be in a relationship of 2+ years.

SPREAD THE WORD ON SOCIAL MEDIA

Lend your voice to the mentoring movement. Whether you are a mentor, have a mentor or just believe in the power of mentoring, your post can amplify our mission and help recruit more volunteers.

POST ON JANUARY 7

I AM A MENTOR DAY

A day for volunteer mentors to celebrate their role and reflect on the ways mentees have enhanced their world. What’s your mentoring story? On January 7, use these social media templates to tell your friends, family and followers why mentoring matters.

FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM FEED

Share your inspiring Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring story in your own words.

Tag @bbbsoc

 

Add your favorite photo—or several photos throughout the years—of you and your mentee in a multi-photo post

#BBBSMentoringMonth

#MentoringMatters

INSTAGRAM STORY

Use the type tool to share your thoughts about your journey as a mentor.

Try adding some photos of you and your mentee in follow-up posts to personalize your story.

Link in bio:

Add ocbigs.org/mentoringmonth as the website link on your Instagram profile

 

Tag @bbbsoc

Be sure to tag @bbbsoc so we can share your post to our page’s
“I am a Mentor Day” story!

#BBBSMentoringMonth

#MentoringMatters

POST THROUGHOUT JANUARY

HELP US FIND MORE GREAT MENTORS LIKE YOU!

FACEBOOK/INSTAGRAM FEED

As schools are closed and children are isolated at home, mentorship and connection are more important now than ever before. I know firsthand that mentoring matters. Together, we can make a difference—one child and mentor at a time.

 

Tag @bbbsoc

ocbigs.org/mentoringmonth

#BBBSMentoringMonth

#MentoringMatters

INSTAGRAM STORY

Use the “QUESTIONS” sticker to encourage your followers to ask you a question about being an advocate/mentor/supporter of Big Brothers Big Sisters.

ocbigs.org/mentoringmonth

#BBBSMentoringMonth

#MentoringMatters

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