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. […]
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 […]
You have to go back to 2007 to reminisce about the initial match meeting between Stacey and Joey. Yes, it was eight years ago in a comfortable living room setting that they met for the first time. Stacey (lovingly referred to as Little Stacey) was a quiet, shy and serious video game player and Joey, a young adult wanting to positively impact a young boy’s life. Mom wanted to get Stacey engaged with peers and her thoughts were that perhaps finding him a Big Brother would help in that endeavor. Stacey and Joey spent weekends together throwing the football, attending family/church functions and grabbing a bite to eat – growing their friendship and trust with each passing […]
Biking several miles at a local Greensboro park, stopping only long enough to cook hotdogs, is how Trenton likes to spend time with his Big Brother. Getting out and expending energy during their Saturday afternoons together is one of the goals they are working toward this year. Yet something else they like is creating/doing something with their hands and voila you have a birdhouse to hang in the tree outside your apartment window. Trenton visits his birdhouse regularly to check for any new life living there. Another goal of theirs is simply learning a new skill.
Trenton is a ten year old trying to get acclimated in a new city, a new school and with new friends after […]
October 2014, was the beginning of a great friendship between Precious and her Big Sister Amber. They see each other once a week at Erwin Montessori Elementary School. PE, kickball, Math facts, and eating snack, are some of their favorite activities they love doing with each other. Precious stated “I love my Big Sister, because she encourages me to do good with my grades, teachers, and my friends. She is great!”
Amber is a Junior at North Carolina A&T State University. She enjoys helping her Little Sister with her EOG study guide and listening to her abut what she did and learned in school. Amber has been very supportive, assisting Precious with reading and brought cupcakes on her […]
Ta’Nia was matched with Big Sister Rebecca in November 2014 and they have been growing their friendship every week since. When they are together, Ta’Nia and Rebecca always have a good time. Some of the activities they enjoy doing together are playing in the computer, playing board games, drawing, coloring and playing basketball. Ta’Nia stated with a big smile, “My Big sister Rebecca makes me feel happy. She is a lot of fun and is very friendly to me.”
Rebecca was motivated to volunteer because she wants to help a child and be a good influence. During their time together Rebecca has provided not only friendship but also mentorship as she has advised Ta’Nia to ignore some of […]