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A Message from our Director

Hello Friends!

I recently attended a community breakfast with 1,600 of my closest friends, celebrating Martin Luther King Jr.'s dedication to service. The keynote speaker was Valerie Jarret, former President Obama's Chief of Staff.

When asked by Annesa Cheek (SCTCC President) what she sees as challenges for our young people, especially our kids of color, Jarret's answer was very deliberate and concise, "You can't be what you can't see."  She described just what we do at Big Brothers Big Sisters. We put people on kids' paths with them, advocating for them, believing in them, in short, being seen by them.

Our Bigs model positive interactions, they share how setting goals and working towards them makes you more likely to achieve them. We know our kids benefit immensely from having a mentor and our dream is to have a mentor for each child who needs one. Join us!

Jackie Johnson
Executive Director


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