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Big Brother Sergio lost his mother at an early age and his father was incarcerated. "I lived in a very difficult environment that was not suitable for a child to be growing up in," said Sergio. Fortunately, Sergio found a mentor who gave him guidance, support and the encouragement to...
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Richard Rhodes has mentored three young men during his more than 20 years with Big Brothers Big Sisters, including six memorable years with DeWan. Richard has been a Big Brother since 1989 and knows the importance of providing positive images to young boys. Little Brother DeWan's mother, Makaya, enrolled him...
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Big Sister Cortney Achord is a former American Red Cross volunteer who traveled to Alabama to assist with Hurricane Katrina relief. She's also a happily married professional who works as a marketing manager for Rubbermaid products. Little Sister Ixchel was born in Mexico City and never met her father. The...
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Big Brother Chris Jenkins was the answer to a boy’s wish . . . “When my son asked me to find out about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, I knew he was desperate for a male role model,” said Liz Coppola about her son, Jonah. Chris became an integral...
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Ron Hinds and his family immigrated to America from Surinam. In his Brownsville neighborhood, violence claimed many of his friends. After joining the U.S. Marines he realized how meaningful life was and became a volunteer while earning his degree in criminal justice. Little Brother Jonathan was born in Honduras where...
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Big Brother Michael helped his Little improve grades . . . Michael was a steadying influence in the life of his Little Brother Roberto for many years. When Roberto was 10 years old and first matched, he was very shy, introverted and awkward in social situations. Big Brother Michael over...
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Basim became a Big Brother in 2009 to Little Brother Darian because he wanted to make a positive impact in someone’s life and share the lessons he learned from his father. Rachel Pruitt, Darian’s mother, is a Test Engineer for Northrop Grumman and had just moved from Texas. She thought...
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Brian Cornwell became a Big Brother to DeMarcus (Dee) to make a difference because he believed he had important experiences and lessons to share. Brian grew up in Connecticut and now works for BAE Systems as a Systems Analyst. Little Brother Dee has a lot to say about his Big...