Our commitment to our community goes beyond a statement and words. When tragic events grip our communities, Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County is ready to speak out against hatred, violence, and xenophobia for anyone, no matter what race, ethnicity, religion, gender, identity, or community that they represent. Our young people are watching events play out time and again in their communities. They need us to be present, active, and engaged in creating a better world that they will inherit.

We must not stand idly by; our youth require more of us in this moment and beyond. They are watching our response and demand us to be better stewards of our actions. We must start by acknowledging the interconnectedness of injustice, racism, classism, sexism, and all other forms of marginalization in our communities.

Here’s how you can join us to make a difference. Contact local organizations that support justice, diversity, equity, and inclusion work. Speak up when you see injustice. And commit to learning more about different communities, which creates a better understanding and appreciation of our differences.

Contact us today if you’d like to discuss how Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County is helping our community heal and grow.