Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee is launching Mentoring Matters, a virtual professional group mentoring and networking event, from which all proceeds go to support BBBSMT’s mission to provide youth with one-to-one mentoring.
Kicking off on Wednesday, September 22, 2021, at 5:30 p.m., Mentoring Matters will feature an esteemed group of high-profile guest mentors in a variety of fields, including entrepreneurship, politics, finance, sports, education, social justice and technology.
Each guest mentor will meet with a group of up to nine attendees for an hour, leading the discussion around a topic of their expertise. There is also an option to attend a 30-minute VIP networking session prior to the event where VIP ticket holders may interact with all guest mentors and other VIP attendees.
Some guest mentors include:
- Marcus Whitney, Founding Partner at Jumpstart Health Investors; Co-Founder and Minority Owner at Nashville Soccer Club
- Ralph Schulz, CEO, Nashville Area Chamber of Commerce
- Alisha Shoates James, Principal Consultant & CEO at James Group Consulting
- Darrell Freeman, Chairman at S3 Recycling Solutions; Executive Managing Director at Zycron, a division of BGSF
- David Plazas, Director of Opinion and Engagement, USA TODAY Network Tennessee
- Lee O. Molette, President at Molette Investment Services; Principal at Frank Stanton Developers
- Brenda Gadd, President at Rethink Public Strategies
For more information about guest mentors and ticket sales, visit https://mentorakid.org/mentoring-matters/.
For the past 15 years, BBBSMT hosted the Franklin Wine Festival, its longest-running fundraising event, and Mentoring Matters will be taking the place of that event. Mentoring Matters aligns strongly with BBBSMT’s mission to defend the potential of Middle Tennessee youth through the power of mentorship.
BBBSMT would like to thank Mentoring Matters supporting sponsors, Kroger and Jackson National Life Insurance, for their contributions.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee
Since 1969, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Middle Tennessee (BBBSMT) has operated under the belief that inherent in every child is incredible potential. As a part of the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, BBBSMT makes meaningful, monitored matches between adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”), ages six through young adulthood in eight counties throughout Middle Tennessee. We develop positive relationships that have a direct and lasting effect on the lives of young people. Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. For more information, visit mentorakid.org.