Little Sister Zoe was matched with her Big Sister Lisa in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ program more than 10 years ago when she was seven years old.  Through their long-term mentoring match, Zoe and Lisa have developed a close bond.  They enjoy being outside, participating in Big Brothers Big Sisters’ REACH events, and spending time with each other’s families.  No matter what they do, they always have a good time together.  “She’s been there for me since I was so little,” said Zoe.  “We’ve been through it all together.”

Lisa says she gets as much out of their relationship as Zoe.  “We have been through a lot.  I push her and she pushes me.  We are there for one another no matter what, no matter when,” said Lisa.

Now 17 and a high school senior, Zoe is a mature, confident, and independent young woman who is a very good student.  She plans on going to college next year where she hopes to study psychology or social work.

With the support of her Big Sister Lisa, Zoe is well on her way to achieving her dreams.

Zoe and Lisa reflect on their long-term match in their own words: