Monday, October 31, 2011

Joyce Mullins-Jackson Hosts Meet & Greet for Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC

Big Brothers Big Sisters NYC Trustee Joyce Mullins- Jackson, Executive Director Hector Batista and Board President Tawana Tibbs

Mentor & Mentees Introduced at “Get to Know Us” Reception

NEW YORK - Big Brothers Big Sisters of New York City (BBBS of NYC) Board of Trustees member Joyce Mullins-Jackson hosted a “Get to Know Us” reception for friends and colleagues to personally meet and hear from several of BBBS of NYC mentors and mentees. Ms. Mullins-Jackson and her husband, retired New York State Supreme Court Judge The Honorable Bernard H. Jackson, welcomed guests to hear from Executive Director Hector Batista and Board of Trustees President Tawana Tibbs on how the 104-year old organization continues to make a vital difference in the lives of at risk youth.

More importantly, the guests heard from two mentors known as “Bigs” and their respective “Littles” on how beneficial their relationships were on both sides. For many it was an eye opening experience on how giving a few hours a week to mentor a young person can make such a profound difference in their lives.

Over wine and delectable hors d’oeuvres from BG Restaurant’s dazzling executive chef Darryl Burnette, the attendees were able to meet the young mentees, their mentors and respective families to learn first hand about how their experiences impacted so positively on their lives as students and for the mentors as working professionals.

Gail Monroe Perry, Hon. Bernard Jackson and Tawana Tibbs

Joyce Mullins-Jackson and founder of the National Cares Mentoring Movement, Susan L. Taylor

BBBS of NYC is the nation’s first mentoring organization and has served the changing needs of New York City’s most at-risk youth since 1904.

The organization has also developed specialized mentoring programs to help children facing more complex challenges, including immigrant youth, teen mothers and children of incarcerated parents.

Through the support of individuals, foundations and corporations, BBBS of NYC has been able to reach out to change the lives of the city’s most disadvantaged children, matching them with a caring adult role model – a special friend who can help to expand their horizons and enrich their futures. To learn more, become a mentor and/or offer support, please visit

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