Jessica is Big Brother Big Sisters of the Ozarks' candidate.
Jessica and Audre, her Little, became matched in August of 2016. They love going walking and running at Sequiota Park or the Nature Center. They also have an annual tradition of carving pumpkins.
In Jessica's words:
“My hope was that I could, in some small way, influence positive decision making skills and provide a different perspective to life than what may have been experienced. What I did not expect was the true friendship that evolved with my Little. I continue to be a mentor because I see so much of myself in my Little and want to be a resource for her future. She continues to make progress in school and home life, and I could not be more proud of the young woman she has become! “
Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ozarks creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. By providing our youth with a mentor, their hope for the future will enhance, and their potential will be impacted. Over 60 kids sit on our waitlist at any given time. Making a new friend, and hanging out a couple times a month, can change the life of a child.
Specific Project for which money is being raised: To help fund making new matches and support existing matches.