Friday, January 27, 2017

Big Brothers Big Sisters National Mentoring Month

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NEW YORK (FOX 5 NEWS) - It is a question that comes up on nearly any job interview: who has been your mentor? A lot of kids in the city can't answer that question. That is why Big Brothers Big Sisters has been there. As part of National Mentoring Month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of NYC honored its Manhattan male and female matches of the year.

When 12-year-old Josely met her "big sister" Carolina Zapata, she was struggling in school. Today, it's a different story. And in many ways it is a different life for the young girl from the Dominican Republic. She has been doing her homework and getting straight As. Much is said about the impact a mentor has on a child. But Zapata says what she didn't anticipate were the lessons she learned from Josely.