Military Mentoring

Eleven year-old Ari looks forward to every Thursday. That’s the day she gets to meet with her Big (mentor), Wendy. The two meet over Ari’s lunch hour and do simple activities such as playing cards, board games, or talking about their shared interest of birds. They were matched as part of the Military Student Mentoring program, a partnership of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Washington and North Thurston Public Schools.