Empowering Missouri’s youth

A photo collage of Big Brothers Big Sisters mentors and youth.
Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) pairs youth with mentors from the local community.

Yesterday, I enjoyed speaking at the Chancellor’s Reception for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Missouri. This “Countdown to Kickoff” event promotes the important mentorship opportunities that Big Brothers Big Sisters provides for our community’s youth. It was great talking with fellow supporters and sharing the amazing stories of “Bigs” and their “Littles.”

A photo of President Choi and Jeff Cook.
President Choi with MU alum, Jeff Cook. Choi met with fellow Big Brothers Big Sisters supporters in the Chancellor’s Suite at Memorial Stadium (photo courtesy of Wally Pfeffer and Nancy Talson).

As Missouri’s public, flagship, land-grant university, Mizzou strives to empower young people in every community across our state. Mentorship through Big Brothers Big Sisters is a vital extension of that critical work. Through our shared commitment to education, access and outreach, MU and BBBS are working together to support the next generation of leaders who will help our communities thrive for decades to come.

It’s just one more way Mizzou works to fulfill its mission and build a brighter future for all Missourians.

— Mun