Brian and Jeremiah: Eight Years and Counting

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Brian has been a Big Brother in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program for more than eight years. In that time, he has seen his Little Brother, Jeremiah, grow from a boy into a teen, and is now looking forward to watching him become a man.

Brian has shared fun moments of video games, hiking, paint ball, barbeques, and many more fun activities with Jeremiah. More importantly, Brian has been a role model for his Little Brother, who provides guidance with homework, productivity, girls, and all of the issues that accompany growing up.

Now, eight years later, Jeremiah is a huge part of Brian’s life and their relationship has continued to grow even as Jeremiah has entered his teenage years. “We have more meaningful conversations now,” Brian said. “We talk about life and even love, not just movies and video games.”

“Even after I turn 18 and graduate from the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, I hope to be a part of Brian’s life,” Jeremiah said. ”I view Brian as family, the kind that‘s part of your life forever.”