Be A Big
Message from our CEO, Merridith Crowe:
"Thank you for your interest in serving as a mentor and in igniting the great power and promise of youth!
In July 2020, and as part of our ongoing commitment to social justice, Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Lowcountry set a strategic recruitment goal for 50% of all new Big recruits to be mentors of color. While we acknowledge that diversity comes in many forms, and that ALL our Big Brothers and Big Sisters bring valuable varied lived experience to the table, we also acknowledge a strong need to recruit more mentors of color.
With 94% of our Littles and currently 17% of our Bigs identifying as people of color, we hope you will understand, affirm, and share this priority with us. To that end, we need help spreading the word.
Our current goal is to recruit 30+ passionate, qualified, dedicated African American mentor candidates (25+ men and 5+ women) to have the backs of future Littles on our long waiting list. Should you know of someone with whom we should connect, please let us know! We will be happy to meet over Zoom, phone, or safely in person over coffee to share more about the opportunity or answer any questions prospective mentors may have."