January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston is celebrating those who are already volunteering as mentors, (Bigs) and also recruiting volunteers.
Every January, the news is full of the same stories: people trying to eat more healthfully or hit the gym more often. This year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston is changing that story and asking: What if this year, you could resolve to something more important, more impactful? What if you could make a resolution worth keeping, one that inspires more resolutions? In 2023, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston is asking people in the Houston area to resolve to become a Big Brother or Big Sister.
“Bettering yourself in the new year is a great goal,” said Big Brothers Big Sisters Lone Star CEO Pierce Bush “but we know people are also thinking about how to better their community and how to make sure that when they reflect on the year, they know they made a difference.”
More than 600 youth in the Houston area are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, and the only way to ensure they have someone to inspire them to reach their potential is for more adults to step up and volunteer to become Bigs. Being a Big means committing to spending a few hours a month with a young person doing things that you love to do, like playing basketball, visiting the library, or learning how to cook.
Houston residents can get involved during National Mentoring Month by learning more about our 1 to 1 mentoring opportunities.
On social media, Houston residents can also get involved by following Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Houston on Facebook, Instagram, LinkedIn, and Twitter. Throughout the month, Big Brothers Big Sisters is encouraging followers to tag a friend who would be a great Big Brother or Big Sister, using the hashtag #TheBigResolution.