Big Brothers Big Sisters is proud to announce this month’s Match Spotlight, Latifat and Ja’Mes. The two were matched in July of 2009. Latifat volunteers as a mentor and role model to Ja’Mes, and the two represent the impact long-term, one-on-one mentoring can have.
In the last two years, making time to see each other has always been the priority for Latifat and Ja’Mes. The consistency of their activities is one of the key factors that have helped to make their friendship so successful and lasting. Latifat and Ja’Mes love to go out and have a good time together. They dance together, go to the library, shopping, park, out to eat, work on arts and crafts, play games and LS attended BS’s graduation they spend the day with Latifat’s family. “I absolutely love the fact that I’m able to see her grow and mature, from encounter to encounter and from year to year. The progress she has made is astounding. We actually ran into one of her kindergarten school teachers at an event and she commented on how much she had changed and that the program was a really good thing for her”, commented Latifat.