“Every child deserves a champion, an adult who will never give up on them, who understands the power of connection and insists they become the best they can possibly be” – Rita Pierson, from TED Education 2013
Ms. Pierson’s TED talk is geared for educators, but it’s applicable to all adults. Every child needs a champion, a person who is their hero, everyday.
My daughter Carly has spent her summer working with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Calgary and Area. Their campaign #EveryDayAllStar is focused on raising funds to support mentorship for children in need in the Calgary area. The power of connection is crucial for children to survive and thrive, and cannot always be found within their families.
Check out what they’re doing. Donate if you can, or volunteer. Not in the Calgary Area? Find a Big Brothers Big Sisters organization in your community. So many children need a safe adult they can connect with and help them to be their best.
Here’s a fun video to start your weekend featuring the team from Big Brothers Big Sisters about their summer campaign. (yes, there’s a cameo appearance of my girl)