Staff Spotlight: Khrista York
At Big Brother Big Sisters of Southwestern Indiana, we strive to find people like Khrista York, who has a caring heart and finds deep fulfillment in changing young people’s lives. She hails from Spencer, Indiana, received her degree in Recreation and Youth Leadership from Indiana State University in Terre Haute. She is a proud Sycamore fan!
Her passion for forming meaningful relationships with children aligns perfectly with what we are all about here at BBBS, and she demonstrates this by being a mentor for one of the littles in our program. Her feelings towards mentoring are a perfect example of the types of bonds we hope to facilitate here in southwestern Indiana.
“We see a lot of children who just need that one-on-one time with someone outside of the home and being part of that relationship is so rewarding for me. I personally connect with each one of my matches and when I hear about their good grades or new things that they have tried together, I get so excited and proud.”
Having always been a caring and compassionate person, Khrista knew she wanted to spend her professional career changing the lives of children. Originally, she wanted to be a teacher, who could spread her optimism and care throughout her own classroom full of children. As a child, this was always her dream, and she would play and practice teaching with her two sisters and their animals. Although her career took a slightly different turn, as a case manager, she still is able to affect and improve the lives of children every day, which brings her much joy.
Children are our future! If we foster a positive relationship, set examples with them, and give them the guidance they need to succeed, the world will be a much better place!
When Khrista is not trying to change the world one child at a time, she loves spending quality time with her friends and family that are spread all over the state. She is a hopeless romantic and avid book reader. In August of 2019 she married her boyfriend of 6.5 years, and is excited to continue the adventure that is life, with her new husband, and to continue forming caring and meaningful relationships along the way at Big Brothers Big Sisters.
If you or someone you know is interested in becoming a Big, visit mentoringkids.org/volunteer.