Salem State University’s Bertolon School of Business and Big Sister Association of Greater Boston will hold an informational session for Salem State students and North Shore residents interested in becoming mentors, or Big Sisters, to girls on the North Shore. The event kicks off “Big Sister on Campus,” a partnership between the university and Big Sister Boston aimed at meeting a need for additional mentors to girls on the North Shore. The event will include pre-recorded remarks from Mayor Kimberley Driscoll and a live Q&A with Mayor Driscoll’s daughter, Delaney, who is a Big Sister, and longtime Big Sister Stephanie Fox; as well as remarks from Interim Dean of the Bertolon School of Business Raminder Luther.
“There is a notable need for more Big Sisters on the North Shore,” said Maren Juliano, vice president of marketing for Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. “Partnering with Salem State is a natural fit as we seek to connect with women who may be looking to deepen their connection to the community in which they live and go to school. The partnership also creates access to exploring post-secondary educational opportunities for our Little Sisters, which is critical to their future success.”
This virtual event will take place via Zoom. Please register at this link. The event is open to the general public and members of the media.
About Salem State University
Salem State University, established in 1854, is a comprehensive, public institution of higher learning located approximately 15 miles north of Boston, Massachusetts. One of the largest state universities in the Commonwealth, Salem State enrolls about 7,300 undergraduate and graduate students. It offers 32 undergraduate programs and graduate programs that offer degrees in 24 fields. The university also has a continuing education division that offers both credit and non-credit programs. Known for the academic strength of its faculty, Salem State was named a Top Producer of U.S. Fulbright Scholars in 2011 and for the 2016-2017 academic year. The university is designated a Top College and University by Military Advanced Education and a Best for Vets College by Military Times. Salem State proudly participates in the National Study of Learning, Voting, and Engagement and has shown a student voting rate well above the national average, earning the university a gold seal from the ALL IN Campus Democracy Challenge.
About Big Sister Association of Greater Boston
Big Sister Association of Greater Boston ignites girls’ passion and power to succeed through positive mentoring relationships with women and enrichment programs that support girls’ healthy development. Since 1951 Big Sister Boston has focused on meeting the unique needs of girls by providing them with the guidance, care, and support of a Big Sister. Today, the organization serves more than 4,200 women and girls throughout Greater Boston annually through professionally supported, one-to-one mentoring relationships and enrichment activities that address the social-emotional development of girls age 7-24. Using research-based best practices that employ a gender-intentional lens, Little Sisters served by Big Sister Boston experience lasting and profound positive outcomes in academic achievement, interpersonal relationships, and the ability to avoid risky behaviors. Big Sister Boston is the only independently supported Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) agency out of more than 250 across the country to solely serve women and girls and was recognized by BBBSA’s Leadership Council as the 2015 National Agency of the Year. For more information, please visit www.bigsister.org or follow @bigsisterboston on Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram.