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Homeless not Hopeless

Brad is a child in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. When he enrolled in the program, he was homeless and living in a shelter with his mother and sister. His mother has a crippling disability and his father had not been a part of his life for years. Brad asked Big Brothers

Mentored to Success

Big Brothers Big Sisters matched Little Brother Sam or Samy and Big Brother Art. Samy was only 12 years old at the time and brought to the program by his mother because of her concern that Sam did not have enough male influence in his life. Sam’s mother reported that Sam only saw his

Hall of Fame

Neil first came to us as a Little Brother at age 10. He had no relationship with his father, who was frequently incarcerated, and lived with his mother and grandparents. He was matched with Allen and within the first year his mother reported improved behavior at home. "Neil was always a good student but

Friendship for Life

When Big Brothers Big Sisters first met Keith he was an 8 year old boy struggling with his parent’s separation and had moved in with his grandmother the year before. His mom wasn’t home frequently and his grandmother babysat which meant that he couldn’t play outside a whole lot. Matt became interested in volunteering

New in Town

Ben grew up in Mississippi and had just moved to Maryland when he was enrolled in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. His dad was still living is Mississippi so Ben’s mother felt that her son needed another adult role model in his life. Also, since Ben was only thirteen and his mom was

Letter from a Caregiver

Steven has been matched with his Little Brother, Kalvin, for almost two years now. Kalvin was adopted at the age of two after being pulled from an unsafe, crowded, and abusive group home environment by court ruling and placed with his current family. He was enrolled in the program at the age of 16