Local Big Sister celebrates
one-year anniversary with Little Sister
East Boston (7/3/2012) — East Boston resident, Big Sister Shanell
Mosley and her Little Sister Kaprii, of Dorchester, recently
celebrated their one year anniversary.
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston asks for a minimum
commitment of 12 months in their Community-Based Mentoring program,
though many of our Big and Little Sister relationships last for
several years, and even develop into lifelong friendships as the
Little Sister becomes an adult.
Research has shown that mentoring relationships lasting at least
one year, particularly for girls, result in more positive outcomes
in a girl’s social-emotional development, academic performance, and
ability to make healthy decisions.
The success of the relationship is a direct result of the
volunteer’s commitment and the professional assessment, training,
and support the volunteers receive from the agency’s social work
staff. Big Sister wishes to congratulate Mosley on making a
difference in the life of her Little Sister as a caring, supportive
friend and mentor.
About Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston, the nation’s largest and
only donor and volunteer supported mentoring organization in the Big
Brothers Big Sisters network exclusively serving girls, holds itself
accountable for girls in its program to achieve measurable outcomes,
such as educational success; avoidance of risky behaviors; and
higher aspirations, greater confidence and better relationships.
Partnering with parents/guardians, schools, corporations and
others in the community, Big Sister carefully pairs girls (“Little
Sisters”) with screened volunteer mentors (“Big Sisters”) and
monitors and supports these one-to-one mentoring matches throughout
The first-ever Big Brothers Big Sisters Youth Outcomes Survey,
released in 2012, substantiates that our mentoring programs have
proven, positive academic, socio-emotional and behavioral outcomes
for youth, areas linked to high school graduation, avoidance of
juvenile delinquency and college or job readiness.
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston provides girls facing
adversity, often those of single or low-income households or
families, with strong and enduring, professionally supported
one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the
This mission has been the cornerstone of our organization’s 60+
year history. Learn how you can positively impact a girl’s life,
donate or volunteer at BigSister.org.