Fairfax Little Sister Beats Odds – Graduates from High School!


Little Sister Isabel faced multiple hurdles in her journey to high school graduation. But with the help of her family and her Big Sister, she graduated from high school in Fairfax County, VA.

Big Sister Kerstin Hopkins was matched with her Little Sister Isabel in our Fairfax program over four years ago. During this time, her family had to deal with immigration issues. Isabel even got involved with gang members. In fact, Isabel almost dropped out of high school.

But as a Big Sister, Kerstin provided a consistent relationship with her Little Sister, and she showed how she cared. She got involved with Isabel’s academic performances.

As a positive role model and caring Big Sister mentor, Kerstin helped Isabel proudly graduate this June.