Big Sister Luz and Little Sister Natalia, a 16-year old sophomore, were matched through the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston in 2014. Little Sister Natalia admitted she kept to herself at first, but guidance from their Match Support Specialist and Big Sister Luz’s efforts to get to know Natalia at her own pace really paid off. Natalia soon became comfortable and began sharing more of her thoughts and feelings. When the Sisters are together, they might joke around, plan their next adventure, or talk about their big plans for the future. “If I’m bringing myself down, Luz will bring me back up,” said Little Sister Natalia. Natalia is determined to go to college and wants to become a counselor for teenagers. “Luz opened my eyes to the world. I see Luz, and that’s my future,” said Natalia.