BIG SIS, LIL SIS
Virtual Mentoring Project
Girls told us that there Mental Health was really struggling during the pandemic and they were feeling isolated, we, therefore, developed and launched a brand new BIG SIS LIL SIS Virtual Mentoring Project, which had 48 mentors and 62 mentees signed up.
Lil Sis has been matched to a Big Sis mentor and has check-ins every 2 weeks as well as virtual games and Netflix parties.
'Big Sis, Lil Sis' graduation will take place in December and the chance to meet your mentor face to face.
Hey, Big Sis
An introduction of a small selection of our amazing Big Sis Mentors
Hey, Lil Sis
Our lovely Lil Sis' share their progress with their Big Sis' check-ins
How is it going?
... it's funny because we are so similar and I see a lot of myself in her. We've been having some really good discussions on topical issues (she is so clever), and I've also been helping her with her personal statement and uni application stuff because she's applying for history which is what I studied at university.
So to sum up, we're getting along great and everything seems to be going well so far... 'm really enjoying the whole process and am really hoping that we can do the meet up in December because it would be so nice to meet in person!
- Yes, you did a really good job on the matching with us so I want to say thank you so much!
Big Sis Mentor
Things have been going really well... I see so many similarities between me & her, despite us growing up in different places in the UK.
We’ve mostly been discussing her settling into sixth form, during COVID / ways to reduce anxiety / general confidence building techniques. Overall things have been going great, every time we’ve been on the phone for over two hours and it doesn’t feel like long at all!
...things have been going good we are building a bond, and she’s such a clever, strong & inspirational young woman from what I know. We also text in-between which is been really nice!
Big Sis Mentor
We had our first conversation on Thursday which was lovely! We talked about films (we're both hopeless romantics and love LOVE so everything romcom related was discussed lol), she is into Korean dramas which I've never watched so will probably watch together, she reads a lot and we have similar tastes in books.
We had our second conversation today and talked a little bit more about university and what research she has already done into uni options etc. This is something I'm planning to go through in more detail with her in the future so we can know what career paths are available in sustainable development and find a course best suited for her.