Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Twin Cities has named Paige Lepley as the 2014 Community Based Big Sister of the Year. Paige, a Ramsey County social worker, is being recognized for her dedication to mentoring and the exemplary support she offers her Little Sister, Madison.
Paige and Madison have met twice a month for the past four years and when the two were first matched, Madison was undergoing a challenging time in elementary school. Paige made a positive impact and “Madison has really confided in Paige on a level no one else has, and she often calls her ‘big sister,’” says Match Support Coordinator Claudia. “Paige is committed to Madison and it seems like they have created a friendship full of trust and hope.”
“Words cannot express how much Paige has helped my child grow into the fine young lady she has become today,” says Madison’s mother, Cindy, amazed by Paige’s impact on her daughter.
Twice a month, Paige and Madison meet up and go on adventures like rock climbing and golf and sometimes they simply focus on homework. Paige passed on her passion for volunteering to her Little. She likes to incorporate Madison’s love of animals into their activities, and the two often volunteer with pet organizations and walk dogs.
Congratulations on being the 2014 Big Sister of the Year!