Empowering Young Women, One Match at a Time

We know that every young person has unique potential and promise within them, and it’s especially inspiring to see our Big Sisters walk alongside their Little Sisters throughout their mentoring relationship to uncover the confidence, strength, and passions that they have carried with them all along. In honor of Women’s History Month, we asked a few of our Little Sisters to share some insight into the impact of mentorship in their lives, women who inspire them, and their hopes and dreams for the future.

Q: When do you feel the most confident?

Adilene: I feel the most confident when I’m around people who want the best for me.

Sarah: I feel most confident when my hair is done.

Jennifer: I feel the most confident when I have a really cute outfit on and everything—basically really glammed up.

Q: How does your Big give you confidence?

Adilene: My Big gives me confidence because she is always there to help me and be another source of support for me. I want her to know that she’s a great Big and I admire how kind and supportive she is.

Sarah: My big sister tells me positive things almost every day.

Jennifer: My big is really encouraging. I don’t hear a lot of that at home, so it is good to hear and that gives me confidence in my abilities as a student. 

Big Sister Kendra & Little Sister Sarah

Q: What is an accomplishment you’re proud of?

Adilene: A big accomplishment I will be proud of is the day of my graduation.

Sarah: An accomplishment that I’m proud of is when I got invited to join National Honors Society.

Jennifer: I am proud that I was accepted into more than one college. As a freshman, I didn’t believe college was even an option for me.

Q: What are your career goals?

Adilene: I’m still indecisive about what career to follow, but I do plan to go to college and earn my degree.

Sarah: My career goals are to go to college and get my bachelor’s and master’s degrees in psychology.

Jennifer: I want to be a nurse. I also intend to pursue a certification in obstetrics.

Q: Who is a woman who inspires you?

Adilene: A woman who inspires me is my mom because she’s so hardworking and humble. She set a very important example for me and my siblings. She taught me to always follow my dreams and I know she will support me with anything I do.

Sarah: My mom is a woman who inspires me.

Jennifer: A woman who inspires me in Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez. She is a congresswoman who unapologetically and strongly advocates for the rights and social justice of minorities in this country.

Big Sister Jane & Little Sister Jennifer
Big Sister Macy & Little Sister Adilene

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