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Children today face so many challenges - mentors help them make the right choices.

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Children today face so many challenges - mentors help them make the right choices.

A Friend to Help a Child Smile

A school counselor recommended Mia for the Big Brothers Big Sisters program because she was being bullied at school. Her grades were dropping and she was participating less often in class discussions. Mia's mom said that Mia was always sad after school and never smiled.

On the day we matched her with her Big Sister Sonia, a local reporter asked, "Are you going to go back to class and tell your friends about your new Big Sister?" Mia was coloring with her new Big Sister, getting acquainted. She never looked up...but hesitated just a moment before saying, "Well, I don't really have any friends."

Sonia changed all that. She became Mia's friend and supporter. About six months after being matched, Mia's teacher reported that Mia was happier, her grades had improved and she was again beginning to join in on discussions. Mia's mom said the first time she'd seen Mia smile when talking about school was the day she met Sonia.

Your donation today will ensure that we can help more children like Mia, who are being bullied in school and feel lost and alone. Together, we can help ignite the potential in our communities' children - and in doing so, we can change the world, one child at a time.