Mentoring Match

Honor & Melissa

Honor’s mother reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters to help her develop her communication skills through a long-term mentoring program.

Honor’s interested in music, animation, art, popular culture, comedy, political satire, film and theatre, drawing, singing and writing … and she’s also developing an interest in acting. But she’s isolated which is why her mother reached out to Big Brothers Big Sisters to help her develop her communication skills through a long-term mentoring program.

Melissa, based in Victoria, was looking for a way to give back to the community while having a job that required a lot of travel.

OurSpace, an e-mentoring program was the answer. It overcomes the distance issue and let’s Melissa be a great Big Sister for Honor - no matter where she is.

Melissa also gets a lot out of the relationship: “Honor’s much more focused than I am, but has issues with relationship building. She’s now more confident in expressing herself and it’s lovely that I can really pay attention to what she’s saying and show her how much I care about what she has to say.”

“Now when we log in, she’s excited to immediately start telling me what she’s been up to. She’s more confident in expressing herself and much more open with how she’s feeling and what she’s excited by.” Honor says, “Now I talk more in that hour with Melissa than I do all week!”

... Now I talk more in that hour with Melissa than I do all week!

- Honor (Mentee)

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