This January, it was our mission here at BBBS of CM/MW to participate in National Mentoring Month as fully as possible by raising awareness of our agency. We had an exciting and fulfilling month!
In the beginning of January, we kicked off a new social media campaign to illustrate how far just a little support can go, whether that is support from a Big to a Little, the agency to a family in need, or a financial donor to the agency. We initiated a blog series of spotlights which highlights different aspects of our organization, from our programs to the corporations we work with to the wonderful kids eagerly waiting to be matched. We have been and will continue using #ALittleGoesALongWay to spread the word.
January 15th was National Thank Your Mentor Day. We encouraged our staff, volunteers, Littles, and surrounding community to all participate by thanking the people in their lives that have influenced them in a positive way.
January 19th was Martin Luther King Day of Service. Our AmeriCorps Ambassador of Mentoring participated by serving in Springfield with MLK Family Services, who put together an amazing show honoring Martin Luther King Jr.’s life and mission.
On January 22nd, many of our staff members attended Youth Mentoring Day at The State House, which is an event put on by Mass Mentoring Partnership and the Highland Street AmeriCorps Ambassadors of Mentoring. The event celebrated the power of relationships and allowed us to meet with our legislators in support of our mentoring mission.
Throughout the month, many of our matches were able to attend various sports games as well. 13 of our matches were treated to a night out at a Bruins Game thanks to the Highland Street Foundation who provided tickets to the game, a chartered bus to and from the city, t-shirts, hats and food vouchers. A couple of our matches were also able to attend a Patriot’s playoff game thanks to Charlie Tillett.
We had an amazing National Mentoring Month and we thank everyone who helped to make it possible!