Maggie and Olivia will have been matched in our Site Based program for a year in February. Maggie sees Olivia at the Southside Boys & Girls Club every Wednesday. They first always work on any homework Olivia might have. After Olivia has snack, they then play Mancala, Connect Four or color. One of their favorite activities is to play jump rope in the gym with some of the other Bigs and Littles that visit on Wednesdays. Maggie says her favorite thing about Olivia is “her sweet personality” and Olivia describes Maggie as “nice and helpful”. Olivia always greets Maggie with a huge smile and a hug and knows she will be back to see her the very next week. […]
Aluel and Jordan have been matched since 2013 at Johnson Street Global Studies. Aluel is an outgoing talkative fourth grader. Jordan, who tends to be more quiet and reclusive, admits that Aluel is far more outgoing. However, these two have formed a tight knit bond and can frequently be spotted at High Point University events sponsored by the Big Brothers Big Sisters Club. Jordan is an officer in the club and helps coordinates these events. Aluel has diabetes which is now controlled by her new insulin pump. However, on their outings Jordan has to make sure Aluel is aware of what she is eating and how to calculate her carbohydrates. Jordan said she doesn’t mind this added […]
Laura and Tiffany just celebrated their 2 year anniversary of being matched in our site based program. They started out at Oakhill Elementary when Tiffany was in third grade hanging out in the library often just reading books. Tiffany is educationally challenged and her social skills aren’t as developed as some of her peers – she is also an only child. Laura would give Tiffany some extra special one on one attention that Tiffany thrived on. In fourth grade, Tiffany transferred to Fairview Elementary, and Laura followed her there. Tiffany was placed in a special EC class which better suited her needs. Laura was still a constant in Tiffany’s life coming weekly for an hour to talk, […]
Over five years ago, Kailin and her mother were new to the area and learned about our program. She was a little unmotivated to do her best in school or engage in recreational activities.
Kailin and Heather met over 5 years ago. The two have experienced great journeys and life experiences, together. They had an instant connection and their friendship has grown. Kailin went from being unmotivated to do well, to inspiring others to do well, an elementary student riding the school bus, to a high school student, driving to school, putting in little effort to make good grades, to making excellent grades and receiving letter from several colleges. Kailin volunteers with Teens Taking Action and Top Teens of […]
At the age of 9, Keyshaun waited patiently for over a year to be matched with a Big Brother. He had a great Match for two years. They enjoyed hiking, going to the library, bike riding, and doing homework. Keyshaun’s Big Brother accepted a job offer in another state, causing the match to be closed. They had developed such a wonderful relationship and his Big Brother invited one of his former co- workers to be a part of our program and step in when he moved.
In May 2014, Keyshaun was introduced to Ryan. They are both talented and athletic. Keyshaun recently began piano lessons. Ryan also played the piano at a young age, and helps him with his lessons. […]
Sunday, September 30th we joined Alumni Little Sister Darlene as she celebrated the 1 year anniversary of her art store, The Artist Bloc. She has painted murals for the city of Greensboro, is a Professor at NCA&T and is currently working on her Ph.D. We can not be more proud of all her many achievements! Alumni Big Sister Amy was there to celebrate with her.
Please visit http://www.theartistbloc.com/ to learn more about all the store offers!
Saturday was our annual Back to School Picnic for our Littles, their family and our Bigs! We had a great turn out and thanks to these fabulous Community Partners we were able to provide school supplies to the children we serve!
Faith is a kind hearted, but shy 12 year old. Hannah is an outgoing, fun loving junior at High Point University. They were first matched in November 2013 in the Site Based program at Faith’s school. They hit it off right away and Hannah was devastated when Faith moved to a school that was not a Big Brothers Big Sisters site. When presented the opportunity to transition to our Community Based Program where they could have time together outside of school, Hannah jumped on the opportunity. They were matched in the Community Based program in November 2014 and since then have enjoyed spending time on High Point University’s campus where they have painted canvases, watched movies, enjoyed […]