"Mandy is my mentor from Big Brothers Big Sisters a..."
What is one thing you will definitely bring to college with you?
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Mandy is my mentor from Big Brothers Big Sisters and someone who's changed my life. It sounds insane to bring a 38 year old woman to college with you, but don't worry, that's not my plan. As I gaze at my bedroom wall, I'm surrounded by photos of all the great adventures we've shared. These pictures showcase some of my all-time highs: from my first checking account and the first time I had sushi to me hunched over a counter trying to master the making of a great granola.
When I look back, I see a girl who's been inspired to make astounding changes in her life as a result of an amazing woman. That girl is me, and when I walk into this new chapter of my life, I'll bring those pictures so that every day I'll be reminded of my mission. I want to give little girls and boys all over the world the opportunity to do something bigger than themselves--to change someone's life just as Mandy had changed mine. Some people may just see a photo of a girl holding two books, but I know she smiles because she was given a chance at success.