Penny & Helen

 Peny & Helen

Penny & Helen

Penny Leverick was matched as Helen's Big Sister more than 20 years ago. Over the years, their relationship has become one of deep love and mutual respect where both have learned from the other, and they are happy to call each other family. Penny has become a powerful spokesperson for the value of mentoring as a member of the BBBS ambassador team. Penny often speaks on behalf of Big Brothers Big Sisters, helping others to realize that youth have potential and all it takes is a mentor to help unlock that potential. In addition, her contributions have allowed other children/youth the opportunity to benefit from a mentoring relationship. Thank you Penny for making a BIG difference in the lives of children and youth in our community.

As told by Penny:

"Twenty years ago I made a decision that would change my and my families life forever. The benefits of being a big sister are unmeasurable. The opportunity to be a part of a little sisters hopes and dreams and watch a young woman enter into adulthood is a privilege. To share in someone’s culture and family can be
life altering. Our match is filled with joy, laughter, tears and learning on both sides. I treasure the time spent with my little sister over last twenty years and I now call her my daughter."