This new exhibit highlights specific stories of those within the BBBS program, both little and big. Using summaries written by participants alongside photographs, the project aims to showcase the impact Big Brothers Big Sisters can have on members of the youth. The Director of Programs at BBBS, Jennifer Mueller, had this to say in a press release about the event:
“The mentorship stories shared are so simple, yet so powerful. I was overcome by emotion viewing the pieces matches in our program worked on together. It takes just a little time and a little effort to make a big impact in these youth’s lives and you get a front row seat to those transformations in this exhibit.”
She continues, saying that the public should be “prepared to be inspired, moved, and motivated to make a difference for yourself.”
Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley was founded in 1958 as a way to ensure that children in the area are able to have safe, positive and nurturing relationships in their life. BBBS connects a child between the ages of 7 and 18 with an adult volunteer, and they are able to have monitored one-on-one mentoring appointments. Helping over 300 youths in the community, BBBS Miami Valley is just a small part of a nationwide program that exists with the same goal.
“Empowering Tomorrow: Portraits of Youth and their Mentors” is open until December 25.
How to Go
What: “Empowering Tomorrow: Portraits of Youth and their Mentors”
When: Through December 25.
Where: The International Peace Museum, 10 N. Ludlow St., Dayton
More info: 937-227-3223 or daytonpeacemuseum.org