Youth Services’ newest employee is Sarah Caito, recently hired as a Match Support Specialist for its Big Brothers Big Sisters’ school and community-based mentoring programs. She is a Big Sister herself and has worked for the NH affiliate of Big Brothers Big Sisters in a similar position since 2014.
The afterschool or lunchtime program takes place at several elementary schools in Windham County while the adult mentors in the community-based program arrange to meet with their “Littles” at varying times most convenient for their schedule; usually in the late afternoon or on weekends. Sarah is already recruiting, interviewing and screening prospective mentoring volunteers.
Sarah comes to the Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program with previous experience working with children and families in New Hampshire, as a paraprofessional and substitute teacher in Bedford; an ESOL teacher in Derry, and as a music and drama director at the YMCA in Goffstown, NH.
According to Kimberley Diemond, Director of Mentoring at Youth Services, Caito’s strengths are in connecting with volunteers, and developing the skills volunteers, clients and families need to make a difference in the life of children. “Sarah also has a great insight into who people are, what motivates them, and how well they’ll interact when matched together,” Diemond stated.
Big Brothers Big Sisters operates under the belief that inherent in every child is the ability to succeed and thrive in life. As the nation’s largest donor and volunteer supported mentoring network, Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
Caito has a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Elementary Education and English as a Second Language from Florida Southern College in Lakeland, FL and until recently lived and worked in Peterborough, NH.
For more information on how you can become a mentor, contact Sarah Caito of Big Brothers Big Sisters at Youth Services at (802) 257-0361 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.