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American Family Insurance community event brings together surprise guest John Legend, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Twin Cities and AmFam volunteers


Academy- and Grammy-award winning artist and American Famly brand ambassador John Legend was the surprise guest at the One Saturday to Dream Fearlessly event in Minneapolis, Saturday, Aug. 19.

Twenty-plus Twin Cities-area American Family agents, media and entertainment group Mashable and other volunteers joined representatives of Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities – both mentors (“Bigs”) and children (“Littles”) for a “Day of Inspiration." In addition, popular award-winning recording artist and American Family brand ambassador John Legend made a surprise appearance to perform and participate in the event..

The event was held at the FIne Line Music Cafe in Minneapolis.

The event participants helped 100 Big Brothers Big Sisters matches participate in a number of fun and educational activities together. Activities included an introduction to computer programming and robotics, using technology in a studio to mix and create music compositions, a graphic arts station using design software and photography, and even a session on how a music video is shot and choreographed, while “Bigs” and “Littles” expressed themselves together through dance.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities volunteers mentor more than 2,000 local children every year. These one-to-one relationships help kids thrive with mentors supporting their emotional, physical and academic success every step of the way.

Hosted by American Family Insurance, the One Saturday to Dream Fearlessly events are ongoing celebrations to encourage participants to create a positive change in their communities, while inspiring dreams, and bring together community volunteers, American Family agents, brand ambassadors and employees.

Mashable, a global media and entertainment company committed to creating engaging, fun and inclusive experiences, is teaming up with American Family Insurance for the Twin Cities One Saturday event. They hosted the interactive and creative learning experiences for Big Brothers Big Sisters participants, using technology and the arts to illustrate the possibilities that come from dreaming fearlessly.

See coverage from the Minneapolis Star Tribune, and WCCO TV.