While Mikaela Malott has been with Hirons for almost two years, she has been a bona fide feminist since, well, birth. As the oldest of three sisters in a tight-knit family, she has always enjoyed spending time with her siblings and teaching them what it means to be an empowered and confident woman. That’s why Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana (BBBS) intrigued her.
“I’m a big believer there is nothing stronger than sisterhood. When I moved to Indianapolis, I felt a calling to share the sisterhood I’ve been so fortunate to have by joining Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana,” said Mikaela. “BBBS gives me the opportunity to become more involved in my community and more importantly, make an impact on a young life.”
She couldn’t be more right or more of a fit for the part.
BBBS strives to set everyone up for success, which is why the joining process is lengthy and meant for those truly dedicated. It also helps ensure the best compatibility and proximity between a Little and a Big.
Currently on her final step, Mikaela is just a tad excited.
“I’m looking forward to sharing new experiences with my Little and learning about her passions and interests. I think I’ll learn a lot from her, too. My ultimate goal is to empower her to reach her full potential. It’s so important for young women to have positive role models to guide them towards success,” said Mikaela. “By investing time in others, you’re cultivating futures of those who often just need the extra push of encouragement to get there.”
Mikaela knows it doesn’t matter how old or successful you are to impact another person’s life. We can all use a mentor, and more importantly, we can all use a friend.
Good luck, Mikaela. We know you are going to bring your A-game just like you do every day to the office.
Stay tuned for Hirons’ next BBBS edition to hear why other team members joined. You may even be inspired to join yourself! If you are already interested in joining or learning more about the program, you should check out bebigforkids.org.