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Story 9 of 100: Amy and Lesli

Posted: March 1, 2018

Amy and Lesli have been a stellar mentor2.0 match since being matched during Lesli’s freshmen year in the fall of 2015. In the first two years of becoming a match, Amy helped Lesli improve her study habits, prepare for job interviews, create and sharpen her resume, and navigate the difficult landscape of a high school social scene. They recently took their match to the next level by becoming part of the mentor2.0 Plus program, which allows Lesli and Amy to see each other outside of regularly scheduled mentor2.0 events.

Lesli expressed that she’d like to use their time together to do volunteer work and Amy encouraged the idea! For their first mentor2.0 Plus meetup the pair shopped for hygiene products and used them to make personal hygiene kits which they donated to the GraceFull Community Café to be distributed to the homeless. Lesli and Amy were so inspired by the volunteer work happening at the café that they plan to return and volunteer by washing dishes during meal times.

Both Lesli and Amy are very talkative and always have a lot to catch each other up on when they get together. Lesli comes from a very big family. Upon being matched with Amy she quickly realized how much she appreciated the one-on-one attention Amy provided her. They quickly grew to trust each other. Amy has proven to be a great listener, confidant, and source of support for Lesli over the past 2.5 years.

Currently, Amy is supporting Lesli in her goal of attending the University of Northern Colorado. Lesli is determined to be the first in her family to attend college and Amy has been stellar by helping her research schools, find scholarships, and guiding Lesli through the admissions process.

In 2018, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is turning 100 years old and celebrating 100 years of mentoring in Colorado! We will be sharing 100 stories to commemorate our 100 years of history. These stories will highlight the value and importance of mentoring in the lives of current and alumni Littles, Bigs, families, and community partners. Check out our blog each week to view the next story in the series. If you have a story you would like to share, please visit our story collection portal at: