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Review for Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, Tampa, FL, USA

Rating: 5 stars  

I was a little sister from 1997 to 2006, and my big sister, Carol, taught me a great deal about life and inspired me to further my education beyond that of my family members. Through Big Brothers Bis Sisters I meet someone that would change my life for the better,a nd for that I am very thankful. When Carol came into my life I was the second oldest of five children and my mother had just married into a second abusive relationship. Carol was with me through thick and thin, I often saw her home as a safe haven. Carol gave be great advice on taking responsibility for my life and doing things that would make me a better person. Through Carol’s encouragement I became the first in my family to receive my bachelors’ degree in May 2010. I am also now the first in my family to continue on into Graduate Studies. Carol made a big difference in the person I am today and how I see my life choices playing out. Carol is still active in my life and we are still close friends. She became my second mother. Through Carol I was able to find scholarships and other support systems to pay for college. Due to her positive influence I have decided to become a School Counselor and help students just as she helped me. Once I am finished with school I do plan on becoming an active mentor in Big Brothers Big Sisters.

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

Having a positive mentor and seeing how that mentor has helped positively change me as a person.

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a way to connect with other business and University programs to enlist more volunteers

Role:  Client Served & I was an inspired young child that learned my future could be as bright as I wanted to make it.