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

Rating: 5 stars  

I became a Little Sister in the program at age 7 in 1985. Having a Big Sister changed my life. Being a child of a single mother struggling to make a living, times were rough. It was hard to concentrate on school when you were worried about what and if you would eat that evening. I was a C student at best and never had any hope of going to college. I was told I was not a good enough student and I defenitley wasn't rich enough to pay for college. My Big Sister gave me the self confidence I needed to succeed and told me I could do anything I put my mind to. Thanks to her I have met many of my goals. Because of my own childhood experience I decided to become a Big Sister myself, hoping to have a positive impact on another child's life. Happily my time as a Big has been just as rewarding, if not more so, than my time was as a Little.

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

I have grown my self confidence and achieved many of my life long goals. Had the wonderful satisfaction of helping another child achieve their own goals.

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

If I had to change anything I would not stop until every child on the waiting list had their own mentor.

Role:  Volunteer & Was mentored and been a mentor through the Big Brother/Big Sister Progam.