Earlier this month, we were proud to receive the Gold Standard award from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Nationwide Leadership Council; a testament to the high quality and service excellence we provide to more than 2,200 Sister matches annually. There are more than 350 Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies in the United States, all of which share the same goals, compliance regulations, and expectations. The award is based on data, and those numbers tell a story. But it’s not the only story.
Last Saturday we hosted our annual Appreciation Breakfast for nearly 350 Big and Little Sisters. It was at that breakfast where we heard stories directly from the girls whose lives have been impacted in so many ways by their relationships with their Big Sisters.
In front of all these women and girls, one Little Sister said that her best memory were all her memories of spending time with her Big Sister.
One young girl confidently took the microphone in her hand, looked the audience in the eyes and said “I love her.”
We heard the story of a former Little Sister who tried skiing because she trusted her Big Sister and continued pushing herself out of her comfort zone--and still does--as she helps strengthen relationships between Big and Little Sisters as one of our staff members today.
We could not achieve this Gold Standard recognition or hear these stories of transformation without the support of you, our Big Sister Boston community. Thank you for helping us achieve this honor: for Greater Boston's girls, for the women who step up as Big Sisters, and for the health of our beloved community.