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In-School Mentor Sheri

I first heard about the In-School Mentoring Program offered through Big Brothers Big Sisters in the "Big’s Buddy". I became curious about it and met with Bob Pilon to hear more about it. It sounded like a fascinating program, and I wanted to get involved.

I am happy to say that I have been successfully matched with a child that I have met with every week since September 2003. It has been an amazing experience so far. I meet with my mentee each week during theschool day. We have done many things together ranging from baking cookies,reading together, and talking, playing sports, to performing plays for each other.
The whole point of the program is to spend quality one-on-one time with one child for one hour a week. There have been many benefits for both of us since we met. My mentee has continually asked to continue with our match each year,and feedback from him, his teachers, and his parents has been positive. While we have had our struggles together, particularly in the beginning, we are now great friends and I would not trade this experience for anything.

I will continue to meet with my mentee, and I am extremely grateful to BBBS for offering great programs like this. I strongly encourage everyone to look into this unique program. It is a small commitment that can make a huge difference in the life of a child.

- Sheri Sprague - In-School Mentor, 3 yrs.