Big Brother’s Big Sister’s Story

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To whom it may concern,

I am writing on behalf Big Brother Big Sister program. I am a mother of two children, one who has a mentor and one which is waiting for one.

My daughter has had the pleasure of being matched with a Mentor that I couldn’t be happier with. This lady has brought the smile and joy back to my daughter, allowing her to know that there is things outside of the house that can be fun and has shown her that going out is safe and doesn’t mean you will be judged outside the home. I had requested a mentor for my daughter as she was isolating and losing her sense of self. Believing there was nothing good about being out of the home. I couldn’t be more thankful for what this program and the mentor has done for my daughter.

I also have a son who is on the wait list. They are always checking in with me, allowing me to be aware that they haven’t forgot about my son. Makes him feel important and he couldn’t be more excited to find out who his match will be. I have asked for him to be paired with a mentor as he has separation anxiety and anger issues. Always feeling bullied and alone. I believe once he finds his match he will succeed in finding that none of that is true.

Thank you BBBS for all you have done. A special thanks goes out to Brianne Maxwell for all the hard work in finding the most suitable mentor for my kids.

The attached photos are from a BBBS outing to Thunder City Speedway in September, where mentors and mentees were able to enjoy watching the races together as well as spend time with others involved in the program.