Meet Jordan –November Mentor of the Month
Meet Jordan – our November mentor of the month! Jordan has been volunteering as a Big Brother at our organization for 2 years. After working with children at various sports camps, he knew he wanted to make a lasting impact on youth in his community. Jordan found Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region and knew our organization was the best way to accomplish that mission.
For Jordan, mentoring means, “Being someone that my mentee feels like they can trust and seeing them happy makes me happy.” Mentoring lets Jordan be a kid again – he loves hearing about his mentee’s week and seeing him happy.
Jordan and his mentee have done a range of activities together such as fishing, road trips, painting, attending sports games, playing basketball, playing videogames, and going skating! One of their most memorable activities was going on a road trip to bass pro shop, as his mentee was very interested in fishing!
About being a Mentor
By being a mentor, Jordan has made such an important impact on his mentee. Most of all he enjoys seeing how happy his mentee is after their outings and how thankful he is for their time spent together.
Some of us are fortunate to have people we look up to and mentor us through the highs and lows of our life. While being that support person to his little, Jordan has also gained valuable skills such as learning to connect with others and becoming a stronger leader. Jordan believes that community “Gives a sense of belonging and makes life a little easier if you are part of a strong community or have a strong community around you.” Together as a community we can become stronger and empower our youth to reach their full potential!
Words from his Mentee’s Mother
Jordan has made such a lasting impact on his mentee’s life. His mentees mother has shared that Jordan truly is an amazing Big Brother to her son. “He is a dedicated, thoughtful, caring individual who enriches my son’s life.
“Jordan really is a valuable person in my son’s life. He couldn’t have been matched with a better person. I’m so grateful and thankful for their friendship.”
Thinking about volunteering at Big Brothers Big Sisters?
For those unsure on the process of becoming a mentor, Jordan reassures that, “Big Brothers Big Sisters of Waterloo Region is awesome to work with and I know at first, I was worried about coming up with ideas but it’s not hard and sometimes mentee has things they want to do. The agency also have lots of ideas and opportunities to go to events.”