Being a Big Brother means being able to be a positive role model in the lives of young males during a period of their lives when they are making decisions that will shape their characters and chart the course of their future. As the President I get to see the positive and long-lasting relationships that the organization is able to foster between youth and adults from all walks of life, who are willing to give of their time to provide mentorship.”
Othneal Haynes – Big Brother & President of BBBS
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“Going into this experience, I didn’t give much thought into how the mentorship could affect me because my focus was on what value I could bring to my Little. But surprise, surprise, every time I see my Little I am greeted with a big smile and a hug goodbye that shows just how thankful and proud she is to be my little sister and that has given me increased motivation to be a better person. One by one we can change the life of a child, together we can change our community!”
Nicole Walker - Big Sister
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“Being a big has been amazing. We have been spending time with our little for about 3 years now and have totally grown to love him. He is an extra member of our family at weekends. We feel like we're positively influencing him by including him in our life and he has taught us so much too.”
Couple Match - Clare Pemberton - Big Sister & Vernon Pemberton – Big Brother
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“I believe acting as a Big has offered a platform to provide a direct impact into a young person’s life. However, most significantly, what I have learnt is that the impact is mutually beneficial. During my time as a Big, my Little has positively impacted my life, just as much!”
Elizabeth Blakendal - Big Sister
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“Being a Big gives me a sense of meaning. Rather than spending that time on socializing or entertainment, it is spent for someone else, and when you find out the different ways you have had an impact for your Little, it becomes extremely meaningful.”
Sandra Watt - Big Sister
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