This Resolution Lasts a Lifetime

Resolve to become a Big. The future of our community depends on it.

Every January, the news is full of the same stories: people are trying to eat more healthfully, hit the gym more often, or learn a new skill or hobby.

What if your 2019 New Year’s resolution could change the future of our community?

Would you take up the challenge?

January is National Mentoring Month, and Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks is celebrating by challenging people in and around Springfield to resolve to do something more important, more impactful — to become a Big Brother or Sister.

“What many potential volunteers may not realize is that the decision they make today to mentor a child not only unequivocally changes that child’s life, it also changes the very fabric of our community,” said BBBSO CEO Ashley French. “Those Littles have the potential to go on to be productive, successful residents when they have someone to provide the furtive soil needed to cultivate that potential.”

More than 130 youth in our region 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. No special skills are required.

Those interested in getting involved can email Trysta Herzog, Vice President of Community Engagement, at [email protected], or they can sign up for an info session to learn more about each of our mentoring programs.

Throughout the month, Big Brothers Big Sisters is encouraging followers to tag a friend who would be a great Big Brother or Sister, using the hashtag #TheBigResolution. Visit to learn more.

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