June 2024

Nurturing futures while celebrating mentorship and community.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Michigan (BBBSSEM) successfully hosted its community event, “Grow A Little Breakfast,” on Tuesday, May 21 at The Community House in Birmingham. 

“Grow A Little Breakfast” was a “fund and friend-raising event” where attendees learned about BBBSSEM and how companies, individuals, and organizations can engage in their mission to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

This event highlighted the transformative power of mentorship for young people and emphasized the importance of the little (and big) moments that shape our lives.

Grow A Little Breakfast featured meaningful conversations about the impact of mentorship, with community-minded attendees hearing inspiring stories from individuals transformed by mentoring. Keynote speaker Sherisse Butler, Senior Vice President-Executive Director at City Year, shared her perspectives on the importance of mentorship in shaping the future of our youth.

BBBSSEM called for more mentors to step up and change the lives of the 200+ Littles (youth ages 7-18) in Wayne, Oakland, Macomb, and Washtenaw counties who are on the waitlist for adult mentor volunteers.

“We were excited to host ‘Grow A Little Breakfast’ and showcase the transformative power of mentorship. This event was not just about enjoying a meal; it was about coming together as a community to make a difference in the lives of our youth,” Spitler said. “Mentorship isn’t about titles or qualifications; it’s about being there for someone. It’s about offering a little time, a little encouragement, and a few laughs to help a child realize their potential.”

Let’s continue to make a meaningful impact together! Learn about the impact of our programs, hear inspiring stories, and discover how you can get involved and donate

There are many ways to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Michigan, including:

Give a Little Time.

Volunteer or mentor with BBBS.

  • Change a life: Be a positive role model and friend to a young person in need.
  • Flexible options: Choose a mentoring program that fits your schedule (in-person or school-based).
  • Lasting impact: Create a meaningful friendship that empowers a child to reach their full potential.

Be Big.

Support the BBBS mission.

  • Donate: Every contribution helps BBBS continue its vital work.
  • Become a Match Maker: Support the program with a recurring monthly donation.
  • Spread the word: Share our mission and encourage others to get involved.

Share a Little Moment.

Share your story.