Dear Defender,

If you landed here - YOU rock!


Every child deserves to realize their full potential. At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Illinois we help children do just that by placing a caring adult in their life to provide one to one mentorship.

Our goal is to recruit 60 Bigs in 30 days. From June 1st through June 30th we need your help to end the wait for children in the Metro East through our Be YOUnique recruitment campaign.

Being a mentor to a child doesn’t take special skills. You just have to be YOU. You already have what it takes. There are over 50 kids waiting for a mentor in our area who need your unique life experience to ignite their potential. 

Here are three easy ways to help us recruit the next generation of mentors.

  1. Take the first step and inquire about becoming a Big today!

  2. Set up a 20-minute presentation at your office or group by emailing Heather at [email protected].

  3. Like and share our recruitment video on Facebook and help spread the word.

We believe in a world in which all kids graduate high school, with a plan for the future and a mentor whose impact lasts a lifetime. Thank you for stepping up and joining our movement!

Together we are Defenders of Potential.

Heather Freed, LCSW
President & CEO

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