"She's my best friend and she's my Big Sister, we talk about things that are going on at school or like how your day went", says Gonzales
Big Sis, Marci Braden enjoys being a mentor to Catalina and says their time together keeps her young.
"When I leave here, I feel like I'm 12 again and can conquer the world", says Braden.
Braden believes that the Big Brothers Big Sisters non-profit can help families and provide friendship and stability for the youth of our community.
"I was a single mom myself, raised two kids on my own. I sure wish I knew about the program back then", says Braden
No matter what this Big Sis Lil Sis match is doing, both admit they're lucky to have each other.
Braden says, "Catalina is the best. She just keeps me smiling and laughing. She touches my heart as much as I hope I'm touching hers."