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National Mentoring Month - 31 Mentors in 31 Days

January 10: Lisa

Lisa and her Little Sister Giovanna have only been matched for eight months, but to an outsider, it would appear they’ve been friends for years! Not many people can say they formed an instant friendship, but these two definitely did! Lisa describes her Little Sister as an “old soul,” a super-fast learner, perceptive, and wise beyond her years. On one of their first outings, a hike, Giovanna lost her cell phone, which she had in case of emergencies. They were under a time constraint that day, and Lisa was working hard to both be a good example for Giovanna, as well as establish a good rapport with her mom. They couldn’t find the phone, and Lisa recounted Giovanna’s incredible maturity when she said, “Well, I will just have to earn the money to buy a new one. I lost it and it’s my fault.” Luckily, Lisa managed to find the phone on a later hike, and the pair is able to laugh about it now. They both learned a lot that day!

In honor of National Mentoring Month, we are featuring 31 of our awesome mentors in 31 days! Mentoring a child in your community is easy - if you have an hour a week, you can make a huge difference in the life of a child. Anything is possible! 81% of former Littles surveyed agree their Big gave them hope & changed their perspective of what they thought possible.

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If you're already a mentor in our program and would like to be featured, email Rebecca!

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