Children are shaped by their environment, upbringing and people who surround them. How they are influenced, influenced and led often plays a significant role in their future.
Big Brothers Big Sisters is a national nonprofit organization that emphasizes mentoring. The Philadelphia chapter has officially partnered with the Eagles and Lincoln Financial Group in an effort to hire 100 mentors, “big ones,” during the 2022 football season.
To celebrate the partnership, Lincoln Financial Field was the place to welcome kids to a carnival-style evening with Eagles players.
“We believe in the friendship model,” said Marcus Allen, CEO of BBBS. “Kids just need someone to talk to, kids need someone to walk side by side with them and be their partner as they go through the challenges and complexities of growing up.”
Eagles fan Victoria faced a devastating challenge when she was 8 years old. Her mother was diagnosed with cancer. After her diagnosis, Victoria was signed up for Big Brothers Big Sisters.
I had an amazing older sister, Victoria said. “Her name was Stephanie. She took me everywhere. We always went on fun adventures. I just remember it being a very stable memory as a kid. It really helped me feel connected at a time when I didn’t really understand.”
As an adult, Victoria decided that this program was one she wanted to give back to, so she signed up to be a great mentor to a young girl whose mother was also ill.
“I really related to that child and I felt like I took her under my wing,” Victoria said. “Seeing her smile made me realize that someone had made me laugh. To be able to do that for someone else was amazing.”
For Victoria to then join the exciting unveiling party at Lincoln Financial Field as an Eagles cheerleader made the experience a full-circle moment.
“It’s like combining my two loves – dance and movement, and doing things that help me fit in with the community and kind of give back. I think that’s what the Eagles are – that’s the whole brand. Giving back and showing our love and gratitude for all these different things we do.”
They are a very vital part of this partnership and we hope that the strength in relationships will inspire more people to join the cause.
There are currently 750 children on the waiting list to be reunited with the big one. Allen said kids typically wait 12 to 18 months for their game, expressing an urgency to recruit more bigs.
“We have the people, we have the knowledge and the experience, we have the research that shows this works,” Allen said. “So if you want to be part of an organization or a mission that will really benefit a child in a positive way, and the research shows that, then this is the organization for you.”
Being a big sister teaches you about the importance of other people’s happiness and how to take care of someone else before yourself. Having a little sister means there is someone you would do anything for and someone you wish the world for at the same time.
What do you call your sister?
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- my friend
- mom jr.
What do you call big sister? big sister in American English 1. older sister. 2. (sometimes kappa) a woman who, on her own or as a member of an organized group, undertakes to sponsor or help a girl who needs help or guidance.
What do they do on Big Brother?
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