Abby Winslow and Kathy Kirk

Abby Winslow and Kathy Kirk

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Ponoka Match Spotlight: Kathy and Abby

First submission from the BBBS showcasing a mentor match.

“I made the volleyball team!” are the first words out of Abby’s mouth when resuming her match with Big Sister Kathy this month. Knowing how hard Abby has practised for the volleyball team, Kathy high fives her.

Little Sister Abby, and her Big Sister Kathy are just beginning their second year of mentoring at St. Augustine School. Abby and Kathy have been matched in the Site-Based Mentoring program since September 2014 and love to play games, make crafts, bake, and of course, play volleyball.

When asked how she feels about being matched with Kathy, Abby says that “she is an awesome person and so fun to be with!”

Kathy is no stranger to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Kathy had a son in the program when he was a child, and decided to become a mentor herself when one of her co-workers highly recommended it to her. She has been a mentor in the program since 2010.

Abby said that the best thing about having a mentor is that she has “a friend and someone to talk too.” The feeling is mutual, says Kathy, and she warns anyone interested in mentoring to “be prepared to have fun!”

One hour a week is all it takes to make a difference in the life of a child!

Call 403-783-3112 to learn how you can become a mentor today!

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