Job Title: All In For Youth Supervisor, Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area
In his words, Tokunbo Adegbuyi isn’t yet a titan of industry, a luminary inventor or a market-changing entrepreneur, but he is creating his own kind of disruption.
Adegbuyi spends his days working to break the cycle of systemic poverty in our city, supporting some of Edmonton’s most marginalized families. In his role at Boys & Girls Clubs Big Brothers Big Sisters of Edmonton & Area (BGCBigs), he leads a team that brings programs to children and youth in five northeast Edmonton schools.
“Our team provides a safe place to be after school, where young people can connect to reliable, nurturing adults,” he says.
Although a career in social services wasn’t what Adegbuyi originally set out for (he initially planned to be a pharmacist), he always knew he wanted to “directly help the people around me and in this community.”
He’s raised tens of thousands of dollars, worked on the front lines — all to directly help kids in our community.
“It’s a job that’s never done, literally. You can work forever and find all these new ways to improve a program or to reach out to more kids and support them,” he says. “I just think, ‘This is really going to help, so I’m going to do it.’ That’s my bottom line.”