Match Story: Sarina & Leslie

“When we were first matched, I knew I’d always be there for her.” Big Sister Sarina says, reflecting on her 8 year match with Leslie. She spends most of her free time advocating for youth across the valley, advocating for our future.

Not only did Sarina and Leslie become friends, they became family. Sarina was there for Leslie’s first communion, her sister’s baby shower, and other family milestones. She even took Leslie to her first concert, Ed Sheeran, through the exclusive think BIG website available for Big Brothers and Big Sisters.

Although Leslie will graduate and age out of the program in mid-2018, the two have created a lifelong bond. “It [mentoring] becomes just as important to you as it is to the child. It’s the best feeling in the world!”

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