Big Brothers Big Sisters is the largest provider of one-to-one youth mentoring services in the United States. In Erie County, they have been matching caring adults with local children for more than 35 years and have touched the lives of over 6,000 youth. We are proud to have them as a Program Partner.
Susan, who works for M&T Bank, has been a Big Sister to Josh for the past three years. They have many things in common – they both have two older brothers, and both love to read – but she never would have imagined the kind of bond that would grow between them.
Josh, who used to be shy and quiet, is now confident, happy, and doing well in school. Susan feels like she’s got a new best friend. They do everything they can together – Susan goes to Josh’s hockey and football games, and Josh helps Susan cook.
Susan and Josh have both benefited from each other. Josh comes to Susan when he needs advice, and being a Big makes Susan feel happy because she can really see the difference she is making.
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