BLACK HISTORY MONTH:
Black History Month is an important time for all. This month allows us to share memories and stories of people, places, and outstanding contributions. February will highlight those outstanding contributions from African Americans that have shaped us and the areas in which we live, work and play.
In honor of Black History Month, join us, our partners, Bigs, and Littles, as we bring the spirit of mentoring, family, unity, and diversity to you and our community. We are excited about our Littles’ virtual art show and the announcement of our new scholarship programs (The William “Bill” Platten and the Hollis & Burns Scholarship Funds). These program will benefit graduating middle and high school Littles. The celebration ends with an invite to the Elgin Community College’s virtual “Family Picnic and Game Night.”
Our February activities are a refreshing counter after experiencing such a challenging year in 2020 and kicking off the 2021 year with political unrest and increased COVID-19 cases. For these, and other reasons, we will continue to defend the potential of mid-south youth. We invite you to become a defender too. To our current mentors- Thank you for your gift of time! If you are not a mentor, please consider becoming a “Big,” or consider providing a $25 donation to our “Big Hearts Makes Big Dreams” program to honor your mentor or anyone.
PS: Enjoy a few words from our Bigs and visit our BBBSMS Virtual Art Gallery