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Jenn & Nina

Jenn & Nina

    Philadelphia County, PA

Big Sister Jenn and Little Sister Nina have been matched since October 2013. The pair was matched through Urban Outfitters’ Beyond School Walls workplace mentoring program. Jenn’s interest in becoming a Big Sister stemmed from seeing the positive effects of mentorship through her dad. “My father is a full time counselor and I’ve seen firsthand how it has changed his life and how he has impacted many children.”

Jenn and Nina hit it off right away, citing their differences as the main reason they click so well. According to Jenn, “I think we’re a good match because we almost don’t like the same things. I think it’s the opposites attract theory. We both bring very different personalities, interests, and conversations to the table. We keep each other on our toes!”

Donor support allows Big Brothers Big Sisters staff to create and support mentoring relationships, like Jenn and Nina’s. Relationships that produce measurable, positive results. 98% of Littles have no arrests or convictions, and 85% are sure they will go on to college, thanks to their relationship with their Bigs.

Your support gives us the tools to make life-changing relationships.

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