Happy New Year from NYMAC!

2019 was a great year for us and we accomplished so much—you can see a video outlining those accomplishments here! Resolutions are an important way in which people reflect on their successes and shortcomings from the previous year and set their sights on what they wish to accomplish and improve for the next year. We [...]
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Year End, New Beginnings

It’s December 2019 already and a lot has happened this year for Big Brothers Big Sisters Canada. Big Brothers Big Sisters old logo.   Gone are the days of purple branding and comical remarks on the logo (I’ve heard some hilarious interpretations over the years). As of September 18th, the Big Brothers Big Sisters brand [...]
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International Men’s Day

International Men’s Day November 19th is one of those calendar days that seem to fly under the radar every year.  But we at NYMAC would like to celebrate and acknowledge International Men’s Day and all the male-identified mentors and mentees in our programs. Male-identified NYMAC members have decided to share their thoughts and experiences navigating […]

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How We Made Lessons Out of Losses

Michael Jordan was cut from his high school basketball team because he was ‘too short’. Oprah Winfrey was fired from her job as a news anchor because of her ‘emotional instability’. Ellen DeGeneres lost a prime-time sitcom show because her character ‘came out’ at the age of 39. We’ve all experienced failures, but we all [...]
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Engagement, Leadership and Change

It has been a busy summer for the National Youth Mentoring Advisory Council (NYMAC)! If we were to use three words that summarize what’s been happening, we’d say: Engagement, Leadership and Change. Let’s start with Engagement: The best kind of organizational conventions include a mix of thought leadership, ample caffeine and food, and tons of [...]
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