Nominated by a team of experts, affiliates, and contributors from across the country, and members of TheGrio.com and NBC News editorial teams, "TheGrio’s 100" shines a spotlight on the next generation of African-American history makers and industry leaders from 10 fields, including business, education, sports, science and the environment, media, service and activism, politics, health, pop culture and the arts.
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"Big Brothers Big Sisters’ richer engagement in the community through these partnerships is not only leading to the recruitment of more African American male mentors, it’s a way to add to the diversity of local agency board members, energize mentoring advocacy and attract donors," Long said. "I am proud that through grassroots efforts such as barbershop recruiting and fraternity convention outreach, we’re supporting Big Brothers Big Sisters’ careful mentor matching and ongoing support for volunteers, children and parents. My goal is to enhance Big Brothers Big Sisters’ ability to assist families that want to see their children succeed and break negative cycles too often linked to their communities," he added.
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About Big Brothers Big Sisters
For more than 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. Most children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are in single-parent and low-income families or households where a parent is incarcerated. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers ("Bigs") and children ("Littles").
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