Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada launched its Mentorship Equals campaign this September. We reached out to a member of our National Youth Mentorship Advisory Council to get a first-hand account from a member to talk about what mentorships equals to them. The following is from Henry Glover, based in Alberta.
Hey, my name is Henry Grover and I have been involved with the BBBS mentoring movement for 3 years. I’ve been on the National Youth Mentorship and Advisory Council (NYMAC) for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Canada for 2 of those 3 years.
Being a mentor has brought upon so many positive changes in my life. Mentoring has taken me by a landslide. Being able to not only support someone else but also healing my wounds by doing so, has showed me a different perspective on life. It’s a simple as playing basketball with my Little, throwing around a football, watching a movie or simply having a conversation. Anyone can be a mentor. All it takes is a reply, or someone to lend out a hand if someone needs it. You don’t need anything fancy to become a mentor; all you need to do is be present in someone’s life. It doesn’t have to come at a cost. You will truly find enjoyment and inner peace out of fostering a relationship with a Little.