This story originally appeared in the Nov. 3, 2023 edition of the LINK Reader. To get stories like this first, subscribe to our weekly print newspaper here.
Although she hasn’t been in the role very long, serving as a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati mentor has changed Bev Johnson’s life perspective.
“I enjoy my Little Sister, Ocean, because she makes me laugh, likes learning new things and we have fun sharing new experiences,” Johnson, who was matched with Ocean just over five months ago, said. “I wanted to do more with my time and get involved with helping others. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program was the best option.”
Mentoring can be structured in a myriad of ways, to varied audiences, as a means of arriving at a variety of results.
But conversations with those involved with such efforts in the Northern Kentucky area revealed common foundational themes that include a desire to build relationships, make a positive impact and enhance futures.
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