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Everyone Should Have a Mentor


My mom called the agency to find a mentor for me.

 I think I was about eight years old when my mom placed a call to Big Brothers Big Sisters to see if she could get a mentor for me.  Richard was the first person I met from the agency and he was so nice.  I have had three matches since that call. The first two did not work out and for a long time I didn’t understand why they didn’t like me.  I have since learned that things happen that are not always our fault or in our control.  It still stings a little when I think about those matches not working out.  Then I met Michelle in November 2008 and we have been matched ever since.  Our relationship has grown and changed over the years.  Having Michelle in my life has given me someone to talk to, given me something to look forward to each week, she has helped me try new things and be more creative.  She encourages me, she cheers me on, she counsels me, and she listen to me.  She supports me and has taught me valuable life lessons.  Our favourite things to do include; cooking, making yummy cheese cake, going out for breakfast, and just hanging out.  It is nice to know that someone has your back.  I know she cares about me and wants me to reach my dreams. 

Through Big Brothers Big Sisters I have developed lifelong friendships, passed math because of the home work club, been able to go to Tim Horton’s Camp and Kids and Kops camp, go see the Leaf’s play and best of all I got a CIBC scholarship.  Everyone should have a mentor.  If it wasn’t for Big Brothers Big Sisters I wouldn’t have Michelle in my life or the other relationships I have today.


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