Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County recently held its inaugural ‘Men of Action event at the Marconi Automotive Museum in Tustin, Calif. The annual event is designed to bring together male leaders to share ideas for assisting youth in the community, including continued expansion of the agency’s team of mentor ‘Bigs.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County currently has some 200 Little Brothers awaiting connection with a Big Brother. During the evening’s program, Friedman outlined six ways attendees could help young people on the agency’s waiting list.
In addition, advice on how young professionals can build their careers was shared by a panel representing Disneyland, Farmers & Merchants Bank, First American, Honda Center, Irvine Company, Orange County, Young Executives, Plus Four Management and Wohl Investment Company.
‘We are seeking to recruit additional male mentors and leverage our existing male mentor network for the benefit of the communities we serve, noted Melissa Beck, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County. ‘With the help of our new Men of Action program, we can fulfill our vision that every child deserves a caring mentor and the support they need to reach their full potential in life.
The event was hosted by Rob Friedman, Chairman of Auction.com and member of the agency’s Board of Directors. Aucton.com also sponsored the gathering that featured networking, refreshment and fine cars.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Orange County, one of the national organization’s leading local agencies in the country, provided more than 2,700 children facing adversity with professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships in 2014. Positive outcomes have included: 98 percent graduated high school on time, 83 percent enrolled in college, and 100 percent said their ‘Big was their biggest influence on pursuing a higher education. For more information, visitwww.bigbrooc.org.
posted by Andrea Gonzalez 6/25/15