Mentoring Night at Fenway -- First Pitch (Paige and Margaret)

 

On June 27th, nearly 1,000 mentors and mentees from across the state came to Fenway Park for Mentoring Night to celebrate relationships and watch the Red Sox take on the Twins. Some of the matches appeared on the field during the pregame activities. Representing Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest, mentee Paige and her mentor Margaret threw out the first pitch.
 

Several years ago, mentor Margaret and mentee Paige were matched by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest. The program reaches the children through strong partnerships with local schools and youth development programs, and with the support of community volunteers, many coming from local colleges and corporations. Their goal is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

 

Margaret and Paige first met at the Boys and Girls Club when Paige was only 10-years-old. The bank where Margaret works partnered with the Boys and Girls Club and Big Brothers Big Sisters, so she decided to sign up to be a Big Sister. Even after the program dismantled at the Club, Margaret made sure to continue her commitment to Paige through the Big Brothers Big Sisters community program. Since then, Margaret has been a solid and constant positive role model in Paige’s life by helping her boost her self-esteem and grow into a thoughtful, young woman. They love to paint pottery, swim during the summer, and attend sporting events, like Red Sox games, together.