Mentor Spotlight: Gaetano Scuderi

Mentor Spotlight: Gaetano Scuderi
Thursday, December 3, 2015

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest we are blessed to have inspiring supporters who volunteer with us as mentors and help us to achieve our mission of changing children’s lives for the better, forever.

Gaetano Scuderi, also known as Guy, is from Acton, MA, where he was born and raised. He is a senior at Worcester Polytechnic Institute majoring in Biomedical Engineering. He hopes to go on and receive a PhD in a similar field. He describes himself as goal oriented, driven and passionate about the work he does.  Giving back to his community is important to Guy. He serves as the president for the Habitat for Humanity club at WPI. He enjoys being involved in building homes for those in need. Guy also volunteers once a week with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest as a mentor in our WPI mentoring program.

One of his favorite things about being in Worcester is the opportunity to be a Big.

“Once a week, I see my Little and I remember he’s been helping me open up and hopefully he’s learning it’s okay to open up to me, too,” say Guy. “This skill also helps bridge the gap between different people because you’re willing to learn more.”  Guy volunteers with BBBS CM/MW because “it is rewarding to share experiences and learn how to live life together.” Guy’s goal is to be there for his Little. He helps his Little with his academics but they also have fun together playing games and doing activities. Guy’s favorite part about having a Little is building a strong friendship with someone.  He hopes that his Little will come to feel like family in the future. He believes that “family is where everything starts and friendships are an extension of family.” Guy continues to grow with his Little through their shared experience as a BBBS CM/MW match.

Guy hopes other volunteer mentors share his motivator—show your Little your commitment to them. Be there and be present. Make sure being a Big is something you want because you’re going to help shape your Little’s life.

For more information on how to become a volunteer mentor with BBBS CM/MW, CLICK HERE!

"Friendships are an extension of family and family is where it begins."
—Gaetano Scuderi, BBBS CM/MW Volunteer Mentor