Big Brothers Big Sisters of South Texas is a national organization that provides volunteer mentors for at-risk children. As a Volunteer Manager, I have the privilege of working with our mentors, known as “Big Brothers” and “Big Sisters.” Recently, I have been supporting a volunteer who has been going through a difficult time. He has lost a family member to a violent crime, been diagnosed with a life-threatening medical condition, and was hospitalized. Thankfully, he is now receiving treatment and is scheduled to come in for his first in-person support session in over two years.
Working for BBBS goes beyond just a job for me. It’s a call to serve and be a part of a larger community. The organization is made up of 230 agencies across the country providing mentorship to over 100,000 children. As a part of the BBBS family, we are joining forces with others to make a greater impact than we could alone.
BBBS of South Texas is also a part of the local community, serving 11 counties with over 1,000 mentors providing support to over 1000 children. Our program has been successful in helping students pursue higher education, military service, or gainful employment by the age of 26. We believe that the work we do here can change the world.
Our team at BBBS is made up of people with diverse backgrounds and perspectives, but we are united by our commitment to building relationships and making a difference. If you want to be a part of this, explore our website (bigmentor.org) to learn how you can get involved. As Helen Keller said, “alone we can do so little, but together we can do so much.”
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Blog post written by: Josh Tylich, Volunteer Manager