Omari Jahi Aarons joins Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts board
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts has added Omari Jahi Aarons of Cambridge to a two-year term on its board of directors.
Aarons, 35, is founder of Aarons Group, a consultancy that helps businesses build more diverse and inclusive workplaces. It was founded in 2019. He also attends Boston University’s School of Theology, where he is a candidate for a master of divinity degree with a concentration in global community engagement.
In a press release, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Eastern Massachusetts – the largest affiliate of the mentoring organization in New England – added this information about Aarons:
Following in his parents’ footsteps, who were both first generation to go to college on both sides of their families, hardworking and actively involved in their community, he is inaugural president of the National African American Insurance Association of Boston, a graduate of the YW Boston’s LeadBoston 2020 Cohort, and a mentor for BBBSEM’s Mentor 2.0 program, the nonprofit’s technology-enriched one-to-one youth mentoring program directly targeting high school students. He also serves as a big ambassador for BBBSEM, helping to recruit other adult volunteer mentors and lead community conversations around diversity, equity and inclusion. He was recently included in the Boston Chamber of Commerce’s list of Ten Outstanding Young Leaders and received two awards from Insurance Business of America: the Rising Star and Leader of Change awards.
“My parents understood that as much as they had been given and had earned in terms of opportunities to go further in life, a major part of that was people helping to bring them farther along and showing them the pathway,” Aaron said. “I’ve mentored in Mentor 2.0 and helped with recruitment as a big ambassador and dabbled in fundraising. I’m looking forward to learning about how the agency works and figuring out how I can help in any way that I can to reach as many youth and families as possible.”