Everyone, meet Sarah Miller. Sarah is the Program Coordinator for Cabarrus High School Bigs at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Carolinas (BBBSCC) and we are excited to spotlight her this month!
As a Program Coordinator, Sarah works with Cabarrus high school students and Cabarrus elementary school students and matches them together based on similarities and common interests. These matches meet at the Boys and Girls Club for fun and learning one time a week. Sarah is also the Enrollment and Match Specialist for Cabarrus. In this role, she completes the enrollment process and matches all of the Bigs and Littles for the Community Based program.
While attending Marshall University, Sarah volunteered with the Big Brothers Big Sisters in West Virginia and became a big sister. Upon graduating with her degree in Social Work, she worked for Big Brothers Big Sisters in West Virginia. After two years, Sarah transferred to our affiliate here in Central Carolinas. August 8th will be her 5th anniversary with us. When asked what she likes most about her work, Sarah states, “seeing how we are helping change people’s lives is the best feeling. Getting to experience the transformation in a match from start to finish and seeing the progress of the match over the years is amazing.” Sarah knows firsthand how it feels to change someone’s life as she is a big sister herself.
Sarah shared the most memorable moment at BBBSCC was watching a Community-Based Match blossom over a year timespan. She remembers at the first match meeting, the Little was so shy, and he didn’t speak to anyone. A year later, he ran up to her and hugged her, and shared experiences about his Big. Sarah explained that “mentorship is life-changing. Having someone to lean on, listen to you, and essentially be there for you through the good and the bad is life-changing.”
Galatians 5:13: Serve One Another Humbly in Love. Sarah shared this when asked what her favorite quote is. She shared, “serving one another with love is an important reminder that during challenging days my job is to serve others with love; no matter what the situation is, the outcome has to be positive. You never know what other people are going through, and my job is to serve other people with love no matter what they are faced with in life.”