We are pleased to introduce you to Ryan Scott, the new Executive Director of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana. He can be described as goal-driven, servant-led, and relentless. He is originally from Chrisney, Indiana. He received his undergraduate degree from Murray State University and two master’s degrees from The University of the Cumberlands.
“Thousands of research studies have proven that positive, nurturing, supportive relationships are the lifeblood of a successful, happy life. Connecting children with role-models who can provide these critical elements has the ability to literally change the direction of a kids’ life,”
says Ryan. “In a world where hope is often lacking among our most vulnerable youth, one positive role model can provide the essential support needed to persevere through life. Life is easily the hardest thing we ever have to do, but having someone walking beside you makes it 10x easier.”
As our new Executive Director, Ryan is excited to help create more positive outcomes from one-on-one mentoring relationships.
“Kids are important, because they are a blank slate filled with infinite possibilities and infinite opportunities,” he says.
On a personal level, Ryan enjoys traveling with his wife and four daughters, and hiking with their dog Houston. Growing up, he dreamed of becoming an archeologist inspired by the legendary Indiana Jones.
His favorite quote is from Muhammad Ali: “Service to others is the rent you pay for your room on earth.” His favorite movie is Shawshank Redemption.
“Last weekend, while sitting on my mower, I looked over and saw my 2 youngest daughters playing together, with Barbie dolls, in the dirt. Knowing that they are happy and content (even when they fight) makes everything we do as parents worth it!” he said.
Please feel free to email Ryan if you have any questions. As BBBS continues to work hard giving back, we sincerely thank you for your support as we continue to defend our youth’s potential together.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana
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