Imagine being the fun parent all the time—that’s what Christy had in mind when she signed up to be a Big Sister. She made the choice to not have kids, but she still wanted to give back to someone younger. She loves being a Big Sister because she gets to be the “cool mom” once a week and hangs out with her awesome Little Sister, Eleanor. They love cooking together and they have big plans for the future.
You can become a Big Sister too.
Mentoring is linked to improved academic, social, and economic benefits. Mentoring helps further education, accelerate engagement, promote healthy lifestyles, and ultimately break the cycle of poverty, violence, and drugs. Adults who had a Big Brother or Big Sister as a youth are 17% more likely to be employed, they earn $315,000 more income over their lifetime and 96% say they are happy.
Plus, the mentoring relationship can build better leadership, inter-personal, and people management skills in mentors too. Through your volunteer work, the mentor’s professional network is extended. People who volunteer are happier, healthier and more satisfied with their lives.