Big Impact: Megan & Sara
Megan Longenecker, an Indiana State University student, became a Big Sister in April of 2015. Megan was drawn to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program when another volunteer mentor set out to recruit more “Bigs”. When asked what age group Megan would work best with in her initial interview, she said, “any that is needed”. Her compassion for helping others and positive personality has been a true joy for staff to witness, in addition to providing her Little Sister Sara with a great role model.
“One of my favorite things about going to college in Terre Haute is getting to be a Big Sister to Sara”, expressed Megan. “It has been a wonderful experience to see how much she has opened up in a year and a half! We have learned we have so much in common and have a blast whenever we get to hang out. Some of our favorite things to do are going to the park and exploring new places! Sara is so talented, funny, and smart, and I am beyond excited to be a part of her life and celebrate everything she accomplishes! I encourage everyone to become a Big sister or Big brother… I almost guarantee you will not regret it!”
For more information on volunteering as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters, please visit www.bbbs.org or call us locally at 812.232.3952 ext. 52.