Mentorship Matters

By Cora Welton Think back to a challenging point in your life. Who supported you? Who helped you become the person you are today? My theater coach shaped the person I’ve become. She was an unapologetic feminist and supported me, on and off the stage, for the duration of my high school career. She taught me invaluable life lessons: Fighting for what…

Trick-or-Treating with Siblings!

By Selina Henn “30 pieces!” exclaimed Layla, giving the final tally. She beat her sister by two pieces, but was willing to trade a Jolly Rancher, her sister’s favorite, for some more chocolate. Her Big, Amita, smiled as they closed the deal. Last Saturday, a few days before Halloween, children were dressed in costume and counting candy on…

The stars behind Siblings

By Cora Welton Siblings strives to empower youth in Boston by pairing Big Siblings (volunteers) with Little Siblings. Aw! Through mentorship, Siblings helps children build a sense of friendship and community. In the past, Siblings has worked with Winship Elementary School, Jackson Mann, St. Patrick and Edison K-8 elementary schools. How does all this happen? With…

Youth Mentorship

By Marissa Wu “Regardless of income level, my [Marilyn Price-Mitchell Ph.D.] study showed that teens grew intellectually, interpersonally, and emotionally from supportive mentors. For example, most reported they were better planners, organizers, and problem-solvers. And they grew in self-confidence and self-awareness.” (Psychology Today) Mentoring creates positive impact in youth’s lives. Youth with mentors have higher rates of high school…