/Big and Little Spotlight

April Match Maker

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 […]

April 27th, 2015|Big and Little Spotlight|

April Match Maker

Melissa and Mackenzie were matched in July of 2014.  Although they have not been matched very long, Melissa has provided Mackenzie with many “firsts”.   Early in the match, Melissa stated that she hoped to expose Mackenzie to things and places she has never done or been to before.  So far, some of these things have included a trip to Dan Nichols Park, checking out a Black Hawk helicopter, getting a manicure, and participating in a 5K at Tanglewood.   Mackenzie started playing basketball this year and Melissa attended the games.  At the end of the season they celebrated with a trip to see the Harlem Globetrotters.  With all of the fun, big outings, they also have some time […]

March 31st, 2015|Big and Little Spotlight|

March Match Maker

Darlene Glenn McClinton and Amp Clapp were matched 24 years ago on St Valentine’s Day. Darlene was 8 years old at the time and had just experienced the loss of her mother. Throughout the years Amy`s `s friendship had provided stability and caring into Darlene`s life. One of the most important things that Amy taught Darlene was the importance of reading. She also supported her love of Skittles! Throughout the years they both experienced many changes in their lives. Amy married and had her own children while continuing her special bond with her Little Sister. Darlene graduated from NCATSU and moved to Washington DC to pursue her Masters in Art. Amy was there to cheer her on […]

January 27th, 2015|Big and Little Spotlight|

Congratulations to our 2014 Little of the Year!

Shyreek is a bright, well rounded young man who always has a smile on his face and is ready to help. Shyreek has always done well in school, stayed out of trouble and been an overall good kid, but sometimes these are the kids who over looked. He is recognized today not because he has risen from below, but because he stayed above.

Shyreek is quick to offer help in any situation including with Big Brothers Big Sisters. Over the past couple of years, he has spoken at numerous events, acted as a representative of the agency in various situations, and helped in any way asked. This has always been done with a smile and without hesitation. At […]

November 25th, 2014|Big and Little Spotlight|

November Match Maker

Lacey and Lixi have been matched since November of 2013. Lixi was in fourth grade at the time and was pretty shy at their first meeting. However, it didn’t take long for Lacey to pull Lixi out of her shell and the two of them began talking more and having fun at each visit. Lacey is currently a sophomore at High Point University and is studying Psychology and plans to go to graduate school to get her PhD. Lixi is in 5th grade at Fairview Elementary school and says she would like to be a veterinarian when she grows up. Lixi says that having Lacey as a Big Sister is “Awesome!” Lacey said, “In twenty years, I […]

November 3rd, 2014|Big and Little Spotlight|

October Match Maker

Jasmine and Jackie have been matched since 2013. Jasmine is in the Life Skills class at Johnson Street Global Studies and is hearing impaired. However, nothing prevents this match from having fun on a weekly basis. They love to play games together and Jasmine loves to put together puzzles. Jackie is quick to point out that Jasmine is much better at puzzles than she is. They have also gone on class trips together. Jackie says she always has a great time with Jasmine!

October 7th, 2014|Big and Little Spotlight|

September Match Maker

Troy recently attended a dinner surrounded by friends and supporters to celebrate his birthday, his graduation from college and his acceptance into the Army. It was a great night of laughing, smiling, and a little bit of good-hearted teasing towards Troy. This night had been a long time coming and was all orchestrated by his Big Brother, Richard.

Troy and Richard were matched 7 years ago when Troy was 12. Troy lived with his aunt and did not have a consistent male role model around. His aunt was looking for someone to give Troy a sense of direction and provide a perspective that she, as his aunt, could not.

The match has had ups and downs with Troy being […]

September 4th, 2014|Big and Little Spotlight|

August Match Makers

Jasira is a 4th grader who lives with her mother and younger sister. She loves school, being outdoors swimming, and amusement parks. Jasira is very courageous and has to take asthma treatments regularly. That doesn’t stop her from being so outgoing, energetic, and giving. She helps her aunt, who is recovering from surgery and enjoys completing her daily chores. Jasira has been waiting a while for a Big Sister who she could relate to and have fun with.

Five months ago, Jasira’s wait was over! She met her Big Sister Mashaela, a college student, who also loves school, swimming, and outdoor activities. She also has a sister. As a reward for doing so well with school and helping […]

August 1st, 2014|Big and Little Spotlight|

July Match Makers

Join Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Central Piedmont in celebrating the high school graduation of our very own “Little” Josh! On June 16, he graduated from Page High School!

Over five years ago, Frank officially entered Josh’s life as a Big. It’s not that simple though. When Josh was in elementary school, Frank’s wife was his Big Sister in our site based mentoring program. She would visit him once a week at school and they would eat lunch, work on homework and simply talk. When Josh left elementary school, Jennifer transferred the match relationship to community based so they could continue to spend time together outside the parameters of the educational setting. As time passed, Jennifer felt […]

July 14th, 2014|Big and Little Spotlight|

June Match Makers

Ahmad was 6 years old when he became Matt’s Little Brother in 2008. Ahmad’s Mother wanted him introduced to a positive male, who could encourage Ahmad to be more assertive, confident, as well as trying new things. They like going to the movies, baseball, and basketball. Ahmad was also introduced to golf and fishing. The two go very often and Ahmad has gotten very good at it.

Ahmad has definitely come out of his shell. He played organized sports for the first time this year for his middle school’s football team, playing both defensive and offensive positions. He continues to make the Honor roll, and is now interested in playing baseball, as he and Matt have been practicing […]

June 3rd, 2014|Big and Little Spotlight|