Daniel Jackson, Richmond footballer, Big Brothers Big Sisters Board member and inaugural winner of the Jim Stynes Community Leadership Award has started something Big.
Showcasing his great community spirit Dan has donated his $20,000 prize to Big Brothers Big Sisters to help more young people be matched to a mentor.
Reflecting on his experiences growing up Dan believes having a mentor is one of the most crucial elements to success.
“Everyone faces challenges in life, but it is important we don't get left to face them by ourselves. Unfortunately not everyone has the same support networks this is where mentoring can help”
The Big Brothers Big Sisters Start Something campaign recognises that we all have a part to play in ensuring all kids
have the opportunity to unlock their potential to “be their best”.
Dan says “I think people are often daunted about making a commitment to mentoring as they don't fully understand what the relationship will involve. As in most parts of life it is often the little things that make the biggest difference, mentoring is the perfect example of that.“
“Simply asking someone how they are going, offering a timely piece of advice or even just being that person who listens can have a huge impact on a young person’s life."
We thank Dan for his tremendous community spirit and practical way to create meaningful change.