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We Must Be Present In Schools

We must be present in schools. We must be present in schools. We must be present in schools. Say it to yourself over and over again. Write it on the blackboard 100 times like school punishments of old. We must engrave it in our brains and etch it in our hearts. We, as a community, must be present in our… Continue reading We Must Be Present In Schools

Impact 52

Dear Little Brother

Dear Little Brother, I am not sure exactly where to start.  There are so many things that I want to say.  As you prepare to move and we say our goodbyes, I first want you to know that it is not goodbye.  Although you will be hundreds of miles away, you need to know that… Continue reading Dear Little Brother

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Proud Moments of a Mentor

It has been almost four years since I enrolled to be a mentor in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program.  I remember that day like it was yesterday.  The questions, the nerves, the butterflies, and the fears are unforgettable. I had no idea what I was getting myself into at the time and I definitely… Continue reading Proud Moments of a Mentor

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My Little Brother, My Friend

Three years ago, Erica met a young man at a fundraiser that made an impression.  Mason was a fourteen year old boy who was waiting for a mentor through the Big Brother Big Sister program.  He was tall, skinny, and loved basketball.  Does that sound like anyone you know?  Well, except for skinny.  I am… Continue reading My Little Brother, My Friend

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A Big Impact

All too often, the things we treasure most and hold dearest to our hearts, can be the most difficult to put into words.  My experience as a Big Brother is just that.  I am seldom at a loss for words, but yet find myself speechless about one of the most rewarding experiences of my life. … Continue reading A Big Impact