September is Big Brothers Big Sisters Month
Imagine a world with more self-esteem and less bullying. Imagine a world where youth are reminded that they be anything they can dream of. You can be a part of creating that world.
When a child has a mentor, the odds they will be emotionally, socially and physically healthy increases dramatically. When we have happy, healthy young people in our communities, everyone benefits. Learn how you can make a difference in the life of a young person by visiting www.imagineBBBS.ca.
Three Ways to Help Us Change Girls’ Lives
A mentor who encourages smart daily behaviours—finishing homework, having healthy social interactions, and saying no when it counts—has a noticeable influence on a young person’s growth and success. 98% of adults who were mentored believe they now make good life decisions: they are 17% more likely to be employed, they earn $315,000 more income over their lifetime and 96% say they are happy.
Plus, people who volunteer are happier, healthier, and more satisfied with their lives. The mentoring relationship can build better leadership, inter-personal, and people management skills in mentors, and through your volunteer work, your professional network is extended.
Don’t hesitate, volunteer today.
Spread the Word
Share your mentoring story on social media using the hashtag #ImagineBBBS and encourage others to volunteer or donate. Click here to download some easy-to-use social media posts!
An easy way to join the movement on social media is by signing up for our Thunderclap campaign. Thunderclap is a social media tool that launches one large social media push, at a specified time, with one unified message from the social media accounts of all our supporters.
Sign up now—and Thunderclap does the rest.
It takes less than a minute to link your social media platforms (Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter) to the Imagine campaign and on Big Brothers Big Sisters Day (September 18 at 12:00PM EDT), Thunderclap will send a message from every linked platform at the exact same time.
Link your platforms today, and give young Canadians the confidence to achieve more!
Research demonstrates mentoring leads to significant reductions in risky behaviour, violence, bullying, drug and alcohol use as well as significant increases in civic engagement, positive mental health and academic achievement.
Support making change in young people’s lives by making a donation to Big Brothers Big Sisters today! Text IMAGINE to 45678 to donate $5 & support Canadian youth who need a mentor.