Grant Cardone spoke with Gale Nelson, the President and CEO of Big Brothers, Big Sisters in Miami, to talk about children and how the relationship between youth and mentorship is an important part of a young adult’s life.
BBBSM is one of the most recognized and respected youth mentorship organizations. Their track record speaks for itself. Big Brothers, Big Sisters has been helping mentor kids for over 60 years! They do this by developing future leaders and helping youth reach their full potential. Their mission is to “create and support one-on-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth” (bbbsmiami.org).
“Statistics say when there’s no father figure in a child’s life, there’s a higher chance of incarceration rates, suicide rates, drug addiction, school grades drop…” Grant said in his interview.
A statistic that Grant knows about first hand.
After the death of his own father when he was ten years-old, Grant fell into drug addiction and struggled academically. He shared his personal story about how his father did not have the chance to further mentor him or guide him during his conversation with Nelson. He was instead raised by his loving mother and two sisters.
“Mentoring is so important because it’s personal to me. There’s something about having a strong male mentor in your life that changes things. I want to be a good example of what’s possible to kids who don’t have a father figure present.”
We hope that continued collaboration between the Grant Cardone Foundation and organizations like BBBS can change things for future generations.
The power of mentoring is undeniable, and The Big Brothers Big Sisters of America and The Grant Cardone Foundation both share the mission of supporting and mentoring youth.
If you are interested in helping the Grant Cardone Foundation and BBBS accomplish this mission, visit grantcardonefoundation.com for updates and more information.