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Mentoring Changes Lives

Posted on July 22, 2015
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Oftentimes, one life can make the greatest of differences in many others. Sometimes, that difference is so keenly felt by many, but no one can know how truly powerful that effect is. For Teri Iverson, the Southern Coordinator for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah, that life belonged to Steven Petersen. Steven started his path with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Utah in a pretty unusual place. He walked into a bar where Teri worked

The Importance of Mentoring

Posted on June 30, 2015
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For those of us, who grew up with role models like brothers, sisters, fathers and mothers who guided our decisions and lives, it can be difficult to imagine life without even one of these people who helped shape us into who we are. How could we become the person that we want to be without our many role models and mentors? Many children have to face this question every day without the comforting luxury of

Being There

Posted on June 9, 2015
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More than a decade into my match with Jeremiah and there are still rewards every time we see each other. Most recently I called Jeremiah, who is now 17, about going to an RC helicopter flying competition — something I figured he would find pretty fun. To my surprise, he responded back that he needed help with his homework instead. So happily I picked up some Chinese food and drove out to his house. After

Graduation

Posted on May 28, 2015
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Lasted week we celebrated our Graduation at Westminster College. This annual event is an evening to wish a fine farewell to our graduating matches and to recognize our Bigs of the Year. What is a graduating match? This is when a Little Brother or Sister turns 18 or graduates from high school, completing their time in our program. We had ten graduating matches in Utah this year. On average, this group of graduates had been together for

Big Brother of the Year 2015

Posted on May 18, 2015
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We have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing mentors this year. However, Mike Frahm stands in a league of his own as our 2015 Big Brother of the Year. “Mike Frahm is one of the most exceptional mentors I have ever met,” our Match Support Specialist Skye Rydman said. “Mike has been an incredible influence on Dante’s life.” Mike has carefully constructed this influence through ten years of consistent mentor work in his