Thursday, June 25th from 6 – 7 pm
To register, email Camille Brugh at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To ensure we hear from everyone, we will host 30 people and additional dates will be added based on interest.
Over the last few weeks, the world learned the names and stories of more people lost due to racialized violence or police brutality. We grieve for the lost lives of Ahmaud Arbery, George Floyd, Dreasjon Reed, and Breonna Taylor, and we think of what it must mean for young people to grapple with the reality that this keeps happening.
We are encouraged by the action of people across our country and beyond to demand change and declare that Black lives matter. We must continue working to dismantle systems that perpetuate racism, oppression, and injustice. We must be boldly anti-racist and challenge ourselves, our policies, our laws, our systems, and our culture to be deliberately anti-racist. We have a long way to go.
In this moment when many youth are disconnected from critical support and mental health care provided through schools – when many youth are disconnected from coaches, family members, and other important people who support them – when many youth are hurting because the world keeps letting them down – your friendship, advocacy, and support matter even more to your Little.
To make sure we are taking steps focused on supporting and learning from those at the core of our mission, Big Brothers Big Sisters is hosting a series of separate discussions with parents, Littles, and Bigs. We invite our Bigs to join us on Thursday, June 25, from 6pm-7pm. This conversation with Bigs will focus on the following topics:
- Providing guidance on sending messages of solidarity and supporting youth of color;
- Creating a space for Bigs to ask questions and share ideas or examples with each other; and
- Connecting Bigs to additional resources for learning.
Please know that you are also always encouraged to reach out to your Mentoring Relationship Specialist to talk one-on-one about any questions, ideas, or concerns you have about your match.
We are grateful for the opportunity to partner with you to defend, ignite, and empower the potential of our community’s children. Thank you, as always, for being a Big, and we look forward to talking with you.
Chief Executive Officer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana