Mesum was matched with his “Big”, Mei, in October 2020 in the School Based Mentoring Program.  Mesum is in first grade and Mei is a student in High Point University.

Mesum and Mei have developed a great relationship via Zoom. They haven’t seen each other in person because of the COVID19 but the pandemic hasn’t been a Barrier to building a relationship. They have a nice conversation before work with the activity of the day. They have completed different challenges every week. They read and travel around the world virtually. Mesum and Mei have taken pictures of Nature.  Mei has taught Mesum how to make an Essay and how to keep his room clean. They also participated in the virtual talent show where they placed third. They definitely have a great relationship.

Mei has been working with Mesum’s self-confidence and he is improving in that area.  Mei demonstrates responsibility, accountability, a great attitude and initiative.

When Match Support Specialist Noemi asked Mei what motivated her to become a Big, she said, “I enjoy being a role model and working with kids”.