Zhané is a very smart young girl who has been matched with her Big Sister, Amanda, for an amazing year and a half in the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. In this time, Amanda says that she has seen Zhané blossom and become a more confident young woman before her eyes. When they first met, Zhané was very shy and struggling with her grades. Since they have been matched, Zhané has opened up to her Big Sister a lot, gotten her grades up, and just seems more confident overall. That being said, Zhané has also had some struggles during the time that they have been matched, including family illness and experiences with bullying.