A Note From Our Staff
Hello BEST Kids Family,
This past year has been one of transitions for so many of us. Our mentors and mentees have transitioned between various stages of in-person and remote schooling and work. Our mentoring work has transitioned from virtual mentorship, back to in-person mentorship. And our organization itself is transitioning from the valued leadership of Executive Director Krislyn Mossman to an Interim Executive Director to help create a smooth transition - me. I'm thrilled to join the BEST Kids family as I, in turn, help BEST Kids transition to its next permanent executive director in 2022.
In the meantime, I and the BEST Kids board and staff thank you for all you have done - and continue to do - making sure we provide meaningful, one-on-one relationships for our mentees with a trusted adult. I look forward to meeting many of you over the next few months and thanking you in person, as we all look to even more opportunities to get together with mentees and each other.
Please don't hesitate to let me know if you have any questions or just want to say hello (you can reach me by email at firstname.lastname@example.org), and I'll keep you posted during this time of transition as we all soon welcome a new Executive Director in 2022.
BEST Kids, Inc. Celebrates GivingTuesday, Joining Millions Around the World Participating in the Global Generosity Movement
WASHINGTON, Nov. 08, 2021 - BEST Kids has been working to build healthy futures for youth in DC area foster care through one-on-one mentoring for 20 years. This GivingTuesday, the agency strives to continue this work by inspiring local DC residents to learn more about the over 120,000 children in care throughout the nation and explore ways individuals can help support and strengthen DC families.
“GivingTuesday inspires people all around the world to embrace their power to drive progress around the causes they care about, not just on one day but throughout the year.” said Asha Curran, GivingTuesday’s CEO, and co-founder. “With country and community leaders, millions of organizations, and countless givers of all kinds, GivingTuesday is creating a shared space where we can see the radical implications of a more generous world.”
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement, unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and their world. GivingTuesday will kick off the generosity season this year by inspiring people to give back on November 30, 2021, and throughout the year.
People demonstrate generosity in many ways on GivingTuesday. Whether it’s helping a neighbor or stranger, showing up for an issue, or giving to causes we care about, every act of generosity counts. GivingTuesday has raised billions of dollars for critical causes around the world and gets billions of impressions on social media from people and organizations speaking up for the causes that matter to them.
Those who are interested in joining BEST Kids’s GivingTuesday initiative can visit bestkids2021.givesmart.com. For more details about the GivingTuesday movement, visit www.givingtuesday.org.
About BEST Kids, Inc.
BEST Kids, Inc. is a nonprofit mentoring organization that empowers youth in foster care to build better futures, one child at a time. Through one-on-one mentoring we encourage our youth to discover and develop their unique skills and abilities. BEST Kids works to enable youth to develop a positive sense of self, to acquire teamwork and group social skills, and to become productive members of society.
GivingTuesday is a global generosity movement unleashing the power of people and organizations to transform their communities and the world. GivingTuesday was created in 2012 as a simple idea: a day that encourages people to do good. Over the past nine years, it has grown into a global movement that inspires hundreds of millions of people to give, collaborate, and celebrate generosity.
Whether it’s making someone smile, helping a neighbor or stranger out, showing up for an issue or people we care about, or giving some of what we have to those who need our help, every act of generosity counts and everyone has something to give. GivingTuesday strives to build a world in which the catalytic power of generosity is at the heart of the society we build together, unlocking dignity, opportunity and equity around the globe.
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