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On our first outing we went to skip rocks. I skipped one 10 times before it sank.

Scott

Age 10


My favorite activity was going to the zoo when I was little and going camping. It was fun to me so it will be fun to you. You let me to do fun stuff.

Danielle

Age 15


At Big Brothers Big Sisters Annual Auction, at first I was nervous to go up and speak. Then eventually I loosened up and auctioned off a necklace for over $400!!

Myiesha

Age 14


I know I like having a Big because you get to do more things and they mentor you about things. We love to go swimming at Outdoor Adventures in Standish. We ride bikes on trails and we roast marshmallows and make s’mores. The best part is when we get the board games out and play at the picnic table until bedtime.

Tiffany

Age 13


They have an outdoor and indoor swimming pool and we get to swim in the winter, too. We plan to go to Cedar Point next summer! That’s cool!

Quinn

Age 11


I would like to thank Jennifer for being my Big Sister. We do lots of things together. We go to the park, movies, ice skating, hockey games and lot of other fun stuff.

Rita


My experiences with Taleshia has been an honor. She makes me laugh and we talk about things that are really important, such as school and my life outside of school. As I said, it has been a wonderful experience. I feel as if Taleshia cares for me as a biological sister would. I appreciate your leadership and compassion you have shown me. I hope you continue being what I desire (my Big Sister). May God continue to bless. Thank you Taleshia!

Love,

Your Lil’ Sis Te’Airis

Age 13


Big Brothers Big Sisters has touched my life because I have a lot more fun. Big Brothers Big Sisters has also touched my life because my Big Sister, Mary Jo, treats me like her own real sister. When Mary Jo and I go out on outings, we go shopping. We go to the movies, we go to Barnes and Noble in the winter time and we will get some books and sit in the cafe and have a cappachino and a cookie or some kind of snack and read a couple of chapters in our books to see if we like the book. That is one of the times that I had the most fun. Sometimes we go over to her house and play games and watch TV. That is how Big Brothers Big Sisters has touched my life. And I would like to thank my Big Sister for supporting me.

Brandi 12½


Katherine changed my life because she showed me how to believe in myself. Every time Katherine and I go out she makes me feel like were sisters. She helped me by lifting my spirits up. She taught me being a friend is what makes a friend. She took me to new places I have never been before. She helped me by pursuing my dreams. She taught me that life is about making a career. She also taught me how to be nicer to my sisters because life is too short.

Sherrie

Age 16


My Big Brother is Jon. We have a lot in common. We both like going out to eat Chinese. We both like Burger King, too. We loooove Scooby Doo! Both of us play hockey too. Me and Jon make good Big Brother and Little Brother.

Scott

Age 10


She is like a real Big Sister to me. She is like my Best Friend. She helped me make new friends and she is a great person.

Marie

Age 12


Mitzi and I have so many memories together. We’ve been through so much and learned a lot about one another. I am so glad I got paired with her because I can never get tired of her. We tell each other almost everything that goes on. Yes, we know a lot about each other, but there’s always a lot more to learn. Mitzi and I have laughed, joked and even cried together and there’s still a lot more coming. We understand each other the way we feel and act. I can tell her anything and I know she will understand me. We told sad, made happy stories about our life and still understand and want to be paired together. If all of Mitzi’s and her husband Willie’s advice wasn’t told to me, I wouldn’t know some choices to make now a days. Thanks!

Elisia

Age 13


My Big Sister is Mary. She’s 21 or 22. She’s very nice to me and others. Mary is NOT mean, NOT mean to others. May takes me shopping because I like too. Mary took me to Red Lobster. She is very busy! Last year we went to Applebee’s for my birthday and I saw my best, I mean my BEST friend. Anyway, Mary is the best Big Sister in the whole world!! Mary is very outgoing like me. That’s why she is the best. That’s not all though there is more reasons why I like her. Mary lives in a nice house. Mary is my only well basically Big Sisters. Mary is the best Big Sister in the WORLD!

Paige

Age 9


This has been fun every time I come here. Every times I come we eat good food and we have a lot of fun so I like to come everything. And Santa gave us big presents.

Deterrian

Age 10


 

I am glad to be in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program! When I go out with Jamie I am so thankful. I am glad Jamie is my big sister is my Big Sister because she is fun to hang out with!! When Jamie calls to tell me that she is gonna take me out I get so happy. I am also thankful to be in the BBBS program because a lot of kids are so unlucky and don’t have a lot of options to deal with. A lot of kids in like Asia and South America aren’t as thankful as a lot of kids and I am glad that I’m not like them. Every time I see Jamie my face lights up brighter than the sun! I hope that Jamie can be my Big Sister forever, and when I get older I hope that the BBBS program still exists so I can be in it.

Tonya


During my four years at BBBS program, I would have to say that the past year has been the best because of my new Big Sister Jamie. I am very grateful for having Jamie in my life. She’s the greatest person ever. I live her like my own family. I don’t know any one Big and Little who have a connection like me and Jamie. Thanks Jamie for everything! You truly are the best! Don’t ever change.

Tonya

Age 12


How my Big Brother changed my life is that he gave me a friend. Plus he also gave me somebody to talk to and he gave me father figure.

Nolan

Age 12


My Big Sister name is Michelle. She comes and sees me every week at school. She is nice and we do fun stuff like coloring and read books. My favorite thing is when we color. We also play games. I look forward to Tuesdays because I know she is coming.

Julie

Age 8


I love the time we went to Sibs Weekend. Sibs weekend is like Big Brothers and Big Sisters go with their Little brothers and Little Sisters to CMU and a balloon guy makes balloons and he will make any balloon that you will think of, but not a clarinet. My big Sister Megan goes to CMU for school to be a teacher. The favorite thing that I liked about Sibs Weekend was the wall climbing! I made it to the top two times and my Big Sister Megan took pictures of me and she was so happy that I made it to the top two times! And then we called my mom and she was happy too, and when my mom heard, she was so happy that the day I went back home, my mom screamed and said she was so happy that I made it to the top. The fun part was when I got stuck to the Velcro wall. My hair got stuck to me. I did a Valentine’s Day card for the Veterans of War. I went on stage and danced another dance in front of like a gazillion people. My Big Sister Megan was so proud she was in the audience and she was so happy that I did it. We went to see a magician and a band called “Recycled Percussion” it was so fun! I stared at my Big Sister Megan’s apartment in Mt. Pleasant and we slept in the living room. It was the best time ever!

Tiffany

Age 9


April is like a real big sister to me! This is a great opportunity for me to see how having a Big Sister is! I wish she was my real big sister in life. Ever sense this has started I have gotten better grades in my math class. She really is like my Big Sister!

Elizabeth

Age 11


She is just like a real sister! She is so nice and helpful. She helped me bring my grades up! I really wish she was my real sister! I would love for her to be my sister and if she has another Little sister, I think they will like her also!

Shelbie

Age 12


My big sister Chelsey is fun to play with. We do a lot together. We have gone to the Pit and Balcony, bowling and hockey games. I like to spend time with her because she is funny and very nice. I am glad that I get to spend time with her.

Chelsea

Age 10


I liked when we baked cookies at my Big Sister’s grandma’s house.

Makyla

Age 8


My name is Bahati. My Big Brother is Michael. Michael has really made a difference in my life by being there for me just to give good advice and make sure my day is going great. Michael takes me places. He always invites me to his home to watch football games and basketball games. Michael is more than my Big Brother alone; he treats my twin brother like a Little Brother also. Thank you Michael for everything. Your concern and invested time mean a lot.

Bahati

Age 12


The program has definitely had an effect on me. Um it has shown me that there are great people out there that you can have fun with. And even if you guys are of different race you can still have lost in common. Today we are having a skate outing and its actually “ice” skating and let me tall I’m in pretty bad shape!

Thelma

Age 13


 

I like having a Big Sister because she always is here to talk to me and when I’m sad she cheers me up. She’s the best sister I have ever had. I love spending time with her. I wouldn’t never want to leave her to give her up because if it’s raining she will be there to brighten me up. I love having a sister name Mrs. Walker.

Breanna

Age 11


My Big Sister is fun, nice and cool. I like to spend time with her because we do fun things like ice skating, McDonald’s, Kokomos, swimming and on the paddle boats.

Riguena

Age 7


Bill has a huge impact on the person I am turning out to be. Bill and I have matched for over five years now. Over the five years bill and I have been matched, we have become the best of friends. Bill and I have lots of fun when we hang out we do things such as bowling, skating, watching movies and just doing fun things that other kids would kill to do

Toriyon

Age 15


 

Dear Carrie.

Its hard to say what you really mean to me. All that you have done has made me a better person in some way or other. Someone that is willing to take their time and money on someone else has to be a really special person. You have inspired me to follow my dreams and become a veterinarian. To get to the point I just want to say that I really appreciate what you’ve done for me. Thank you!

Melanie

Age 14


Dear Holly and Readers,

The first time I met my Big Holly, I knew we clicked. Ever since then I’ve always wanted to hang out with her. We didn’t have to spend money. One time I went over to her house and we made cookies and played a game and that was really fun. Since holly and I have been together I’ve changed. I think I am kinder, a little more organized and much happier. I love Holly and now we’ve been together for two years or more and she ROCKS! Holly, if you’re reading this remember I love you sooo much!

Chelsey


Having a Big Sister changed my life because she taught me not to care what bad things people say about you. She has touched my life in many different ways because every time we were together, it felt like we were real sisters. The best part of having a Big Sister is sharing the memory that we have together.

Sherrie

Age 17

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