Sue Godfrey has always been interested in helping people work toward their goals. As the Director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware County, she has the opportunity to do this with the youth of the community. She started out as a career coach, and mentored her clients to achieve their dreams and discover themselves. After a few years working as a stay-at-home mom, Sue found that she was drawn to non-profit work, where she was able to further utilize her skills connecting people with their dreams, to connecting volunteers to organizations.
“Through mentoring, youth are able to explore new ideas, new places, and new perspectives… Children and youth learn to dream, and often find the tools to pursue [them].” Sue is really passionate about mentoring, and encourages everyone to join us in this mission.
“I believe mentoring has the power to change lives, and I’m committed to helping the youth in our community find mentors who will believe in them and walk with them through life,” she says.
Her husband has been personally impacted by this organization; after his father’s death, Sue’s husband was matched with a Big through BBBS. Her husband’s story – as well as her own career – has taught her that mentoring helps children to succeed when their community supports them.
Sue feels strongly about Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission as an organization, and it shows through these personal experiences. Her life has been positively impacted through this organization, and she desires to spread this impact throughout Delaware County.
She is thrilled to meet the families and volunteers that are involved in the organization. Sue has also enjoyed meeting other organizations that aim to connect children with mentors, as well.
“They are the backbone of our work, so I look forward to meeting them!”
Sue, along with the team, has worked hard on the previous events – Art For Kids Sake this past November, and The Facing the Future book launch in January – to provide more opportunities to incorporate the organization and its mission into the community. Our hope with these events is to raise more awareness of the need in the community to reach more children and impact the community further.
The Facing the Future: Mentoring in Muncie event, which takes place January 19th, 2017. This event will highlight specific organizations that focus on mentoring as outreach and in-reach missions for the local youth. These organizations include the Youth Opportunity Center, Motivate Our Minds, Project Leadership, Boys and Girls Club, and the Buley Center. They will share their experiences regarding mentoring and the effects it has both short- and long-term within the community.
The upcoming Dance For Kids Sake event (April 22nd, 2017) will be yet another chance for the community to get involved with Big Brothers Big Sisters.
“As the programs work together, we will see the children we serve receive better, more cohesive services and the number of students served increase.”
[If you have any questions regarding these events, please feel free to visit our website at bbbsmuncie.org.]
We are so happy to have Sue Godfrey on the team, and ask everyone to welcome her warmly!