BSLS USF Chapter Featured
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Big Sister Little Sister Mentoring Program, BSLS, was founded July 7, 2008, in the top floor dorm of Wheatley Hall Dormitory at Florida A & M University (FAMU), by Aneisha Hughes, the founder and current CEO of BSLS. FAMU is ranked the biggest, largest, and top Historically Black College or University, HBCU. BSLS mentors women and girls primarily of color to develop positive relationships in communities, campuses, and workplaces globally. "We aim to consistently impact young women and girls of color by ensuring their individual potential is reached as lifetime leaders with access to quality resources, mentors, and programs that prepare our members for success," said Aneisha.
BSLS is now operating nationally at 10 chapters and has impacted nearly 3500 women since being established.
Similar to any other brand story, BSLS started off as an idea when Hughes was a sophomore at FAMU. Initially, she was approached by the sophomore class cabinet to brainstorm and execute an event for incoming freshmen, she came up with multiple ideas, but BSLS resonated most in her heart. BSLS was supposed to originally be a semester log initiative geared to transition incoming freshmen girls, but that vision has now expanded after almost 14 years later.
Success Through Sisterhood
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OUR CORE VALUES
Cultivating Success Through Sisterhood with the Elevation
of Vision, Strategy and Women Empowerment
1. Culture of Collaboration
2. Commitment to Communication and Authenticity
3. Dedication to Service and Sisterhood
4. Environment of Empowerment and Excellence
5. Development of Self and a Growth Mindset
6. Embodiment of Leadership and Community
7. Integration of Trust and Accountability