30 Men in 30 Days campaign was a BIG success
London Community News
The call was answered. Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area has 32 new male mentors through their doors.
During 30 Men in 30 Days, Big Brothers Big Sisters of London & Area (BBBSOLA) called on all male role models to start a positive change in a young person’s life.
Matthew Chater, BBBSOLA director of service delivery and advancement, said the community really showed their support and understood the impact a mentor can have on a young person’s life.
“The campaign has been a complete success. Within the first week of the campaign we were halfway to our goal,” Chater said. “The community understood that the needs for a positive role model has grown – because of this campaign we will bring more mentors to young people in the community, which will change the trajectory of their lives.”
Josh Elliott, 25, has been a Big Brother for nine months at BBBSOLA. Elliot has experienced the power of mentorship. He has seen the impact that consistent male role model can have.
“You can see growth moments,” said Elliott, who takes pride in being a part of the positive change. “It’s (volunteering) on an individual level. It’s nice to see those little bits of growth. You see the effect. And, you get to do something fun every week.”
Chater said positive male role models like Elliot, who donate their time to make a difference, will only make our community stronger. In addition, Chater said he is thankful for the commitment to a stronger community that the new mentors have, but more importantly their commitment to the success of a young person.
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