Having a crown and banner can really capture people’s attention. Winning this title has given the very unique opportunity to meet with multiple organizations and learn about all of the extensive work they do for the community. It’s an amazing feeling to be apart of such an influential group of people. The organization that is closest to my heart is of course Big Brothers Big Sisters due to my connection with them.
Throughout my reign it is very important to me that I meet as many people as possible and learn as much as I can about everyone I meet. To me, life is all about the connections you make with people and enjoying everyday with people who have a passion for helping others. Through Big Brothers Big Sisters I have met so many people with similar points of view, we all have this desire to change children’s lives for the better. When a group of people comes together for a common goal, it is a powerful thing.
This next year will be full of big and small goals that I will reach there is one thing that I will specifically working towards the entire year, recruiting more males to volunteer and mentor. There are 21,000 young boys looking to get matched with a “Big brother” this next year and it is my goal to make sure that I get more men involved. I have been focusing on reaching out to college-aged students especially because of the fact that young men really lookup to that age of males.
Throughout my reign I will be going to colleges around the state and soon the country to stress the importance of mentoring while being a student. The more involved a student is during college increases their chances of being a volunteer for the rest of their lives and Big Brothers Big is the perfect organization to do just that.
Miss Minnesota 2016