"TRANSFORMATIVE" MENTORSHIP PROGRAM
"TRANSFORMATIVE" MENTORING PROGRAM
In conjunction with City Councilor, At-Large Annissa Essaibi-George, BIG is preparing a mentorship program for 6 - 12 grade students interested in applying to college.
We plan to leverage BIG's many resources to provide helpful insights into the life of a college/university student, supporting those in underserved communities as they prepare for the next steps in their educational journeys.
As college students ourselves, we understand the many obstacles that must be overcome to successfully apply to college. We are committed to being a stable resource for those in need.
BIG INTERNATIONAL STUDENT NETWORK
Boston University first initiated this network to create a space for the members of its international student population to support one another and share resources. With the establishment of BIG, the Intercollegiate Affairs Committee is expanding this network to the rest of our member institutions.
Through intercollegiate collaboration, we hope that this network will be a useful tool for GBA international students to build meaningful relationships.
COVID-19 MENTAL HEALTH SUPPORT
Given the dire effects of COVID-19 on mental health, BIG is committed to ensuring that students in the GBA have the resources they need to be successful.
In the Fall of 2020, BIG hosted an online conversation with mental health professionals from Boston College, Northeastern University, Boston University, and Emmanuel College to provide students with strategies for remaining connected in a virtual age.
BIG's focus on mental health will continue with future virtual conversations and forthcoming information on university resources for college-age students.
VoteBIG was a week-long campaign that the member institutions of BIG coordinated to inform and empower students within the Greater Boston Area to vote and aid their community members in becoming civically engaged. Starting on National Voter Registration Day 2020, BIG hosted daily online voter drives and a speaker series, launching virtual conversations with Former Governor Dukakis, Speaker of the MA House DeLeo, Senator Markey, and many others!