I first met Mike when he was starting kindergarten when I matched him with his first Big Brother, an HPU baseball player. Mike had severe anger issues, was aggressive, would not look at me or talk to me when I asked him questions. He was suspended multiple times in Kindergarten for disrupting the classroom, being disrespectful to teachers and classmates, even hitting classmates and teachers. This behavior continued throughout the next 4 years of school and he transferred to a different school almost every year because of his behavior.
However, there was something about Mike that I fell in love with. He is a smart, loving, athletic, and charming little guy with great leadership potential but was just […]