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Shane’s story: Enriching lives through mentorship

The trust between Shane and Landen grew as they spent time together.

Shane, a warm and caring teen, was matched with Landen as his mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Saint John. They connected over video games and outdoor activities.

Through the teen mentorship program, Shane is helping Landen build his confidence, self-awareness and other social-emotional skills.

The Big Brothers Mentoring program helps boys and young men by providing them with a role model to speak to and share their experiences of growing up. Mentors and mentees build a relationship through regular outings and sharing common interests.

Shane is a serious and dedicated volunteer. He keeps in contact with his mentoring coordinator at Big Brothers Big Sisters, even when he isn’t scheduled to, discussing their activities and receiving coaching support that might help him and Landen.

The efforts he and others are making is an example of how the teen mentor program can be a life-changing experience for all involved.

And it is made possible thanks to you and other caring United Way donors.