What does it take to develop successful kids? A village? A mom? A dad? Lots of extracurricular activities? An expensive education?
There are so many diverse elements that contribute to a child’s ability to be successful, and as each child is different, her background and experiences will be different. However, building a solid foundation for kids to thrive involves key essentials: some form of stability, attentive encouragement, safe limits and boundaries, healthy habits, and caring leadership. These are such fundamental resources that, often, they are taken for granted in many of our homes and families.
Though the resources typically associated with building a foundation for success and a bright future for kids depends on a variety of factors, you would be surprised to learn what an hour or so a week can do to bring lasting, positive change for so many kids.
Changing a child’s life for the better is what Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (BBBSMT) does. Their core mission is to serve children from all walks of life who are facing adversity by pairing kids with caring adult mentors. In Murfreesboro, BBBSMT supports 211 mentor-mentee matches. “That’s 400 Bigs and Littles making Murfreesboro a stronger place with more engaged community members,” said Chris Buerck, Development and Communications Specialist.
In support of that goal, City Auto will present the second annual Over The Edge Nashville benefiting Big Brothers Big Sisters on Friday, April 21, 2017 at the Omni Nashville. City Auto is also partnering with Murfreesboro Young Professionals (MYP) to engage locally and promote the event to expand awareness, raise donations, and increase Big-Little matches in Murfreesboro and Rutherford County. “MYP is excited to be a part of such a great event. One of our biggest goals is to contribute back to the local community that helps our businesses thrive. This is an outstanding organization that impacts the lives of so many kids that may need a little extra encouragement, and we are happy to invest in our community’s future,” said Kristen Swann, MYP Board Chair.
“Looks like my team is going to have the opportunity to ‘Toss the Boss’ as we launch our fund drive in April here at the dealership. Once we reach $1,000 I’m going over, but they’re not getting rid of me that easy,” said Matt Millican, General Manager, City Auto Murfreesboro. “I’m excited about it!” Millican added.
Joining their efforts City Auto and Murfreesboro Young Professionals have a single goal: engage more volunteer leaders with a few hours a month to make a positive change in a child’s life!
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