MacKenzie Scott Announces Million Dollar Donation To Big Brothers Big Sisters

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Chattanooga, Tennessee—

I have a soft spot for Big Brothers Big Sisters. I’ve been a Big since 2018 and it has been so much fun! This is your sign to join Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Chattanooga!

Big Brothers Big Sisters just announced that Jeff Bezos’s ex-wife MacKenzie Scott donated a record $122 MILLION.  She wants to help ensure every child in America has a strong role model to look up to.

There are many ways that you can become a mentor…

Community-Based: Mentoring takes place in the community. Role models come in all shapes and sizes, and you could be a perfect fit. Whether you would like to volunteer by yourself, with your spouse/partner or even as a family, a Little is waiting for you!

School – Based: Mentors meet with their Little at a school or after-school site for a minimum of 1 hour a week, that’s it, just 1 hour a week! Many employers allow employees to do this during their workdays.

Beyond School Walls: Mentors meet with their Little at their business/organization weekly or bi-weekly.  If your work place is interested in starting a program that benefits both youth in the community and your employees, reach out to us today!

E – Mentoring: Mentor a high school student at Tyner High School for 2 years as they complete a leadership class. Communicate weekly on an online platform and meet in person with the class and other mentors once a month.

Bigs in Blue: Youth are mentored by law enforcement to build bridges of understanding; this can be done in any of our aforementioned programs.