Board member Jason Long is an application Analyst at Old National Bank. As a former BIG, he loves continuing to support the program in this capacity. Though he no longer directly mentors, he knows firsthand how impactful this program is for participants and is proud to continue to enact positive change in the community.
Born and raised in Evansville, Jason has attended Ivy Tech, ISU and IUPUI. Growing up, he wanted to be a professional basketball player. But, he admits, he was not very skilled and is now happy to play games with his two children instead. He is of the mindset that children “are the future, and when empowered and given confidence they can do amazing things”. Jason would describe himself as empathetic, persistent and an extrovert and is happiest when having uninterrupted conversations with his wife and seeing his children get along. He also enjoys films and literature. His favorite movie is “True Romance” with his favorite children’s movie being “Mowana” or “Big Hero 6”. The most recent book he’s read is “We were one”, a firsthand account of the battle of Fallujah by Patrick O’Donnell.
Jason’s favorite quote is; “Life's most persistent and urgent question is, 'What are you doing for others?” ― Martin Luther King Jr.
On that note, Jason would like to thank the BIGs for all that they do. “Time” he says “is a precious commodity, and they are using theirs to make a BIG impact on the kids of our community”.
Our Board of Directors are some of the largest advocates and supporters of our organization. We are grateful for an engaged Board of Directors who are committed to our vision for all children to achieve success in life.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Big, visit mentoringkids.org/volunteer.