Archive for the ‘National Mentoring Month’ Category

With thanks this National Mentoring Month.

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jbbbs
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January 12th, 2016

    Our volunteer Big Brothers, Big Sisters and Friends are so important to us. Last year in our programs, we served a collective 500+ local children and adults through the gifts of your time and talent. The myriad ways you made a personal difference is apparent in a Little Sister’s newfound confidence to navigate relationships with peers and parents, in

We can’t shake the feeling: Everybody deserves a mentor.

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jbbbs
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January 26th, 2015

We asked two-time Big Sister and YoPro, Jocelyn Gordon, why she thinks everyone deserves a mentor. Says Jocelyn:  My Little Sister and I have been matched for seven months. She is six-years-old, loves school and her hip-hop dance classes, and always has music requests for our car rides to and from activities. She wears tulle

Long-time friendship in Friend 2 Friend.

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jbbbs
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January 21st, 2015

On Monday, we heard from Friend 2 Friend participant, Lauren, about her long-time friendship with volunteer, Cindy. Here’s what Cindy had to say about what she’s learned from Lauren. Says Lauren, “I have had a great friendship with Lauren in the 12 years (!!!) we’ve been matched.  What I’ve learned from her is that I

Friends, like everyone else.

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jbbbs
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January 19th, 2015

In a two-part installment, we asked long-time Friend 2 Friend participant, Lauren, and her match, Cindy, what they’ve learned from one another in their 12 years of (real) friendship. Lauren’s response appears first. Cindy’s is up next. Look for it on the blog this Wednesday! Says Lauren, “I’ve been participating in the Friend 2 Friend