The 2015 state of Tennessee Big Brother of the Year and Big Sister of the Year are both from Middle Tennessee. Meet Ann Hollis and Chad Greer as they (and their Little Brothers!) introduce you to what mentoring really looks like with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee.
Big Brothers Big Sisters provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever. The organization holds itself accountable for children in its program to achieve measurable outcomes, including educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.
Partnering with parents, guardians, schools, corporations and others, Big Brothers Big Sisters carefully pairs children with screened volunteer mentors, and then monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches in building safe, enduring relationships. The organization depends on donations to help recruit volunteers and reach more children. Funding is used to conduct background checks on volunteers to ensure child safety, recruitment and training of mentors, and provide ongoing support for children, families and volunteers.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee serves children all across Middle Tennessee in Metro Nashville/Davidson county as well as Williamson, Rutherford, Cheatham, Hickman, Dickson, Robertson, Sumner, and Wilson counties. To better serve children, the agency also has satellite offices in Murfreesboro and Springfield. The primary offices are located at 1704 Charlotte Avenue, Suite 130 in Nashville.
For more info, visit www.mentorakid.org or call (615) 329-9191.