Big Sister Kathleen and Little Sister Safiyyah are matched through our College Bigs mentoring program with St. Joseph’s University and Gompers Elementary School. Through this program, Bigs visit their Littles at their school once a week during the school year. Kathleen and Safiyyah were introduced in October of 2013 and, since then, have developed a strong friendship. “She has become more and more comfortable with me since we first met, and visiting her is one of the highlights of my week,” Big Sister Kathleen has explained.
When the pair is together, they often talk about school and what’s going on at home, or work on an arts and crafts project. “One of the things that Safiyyah told me about is the time she made sloppy joe’s for her entire family. She prepared the meat, toasted the rolls in the oven and served her family all by herself. This is very impressive for someone who is only in 6th grade!” Kathleen is confident her Little’s future will be bright. “Safiyyah is very smart and determined and tells me she wants to be an engineer… she is a very sweet and intelligent girl and I know she has big things ahead of her!”
Thanks to all of our great College Bigs who see their Little’s full potential and encourage them to follow their dreams.