Maybe you’ve been thinking about becoming a Big for a while now — you’ve heard about the Big Brothers Big Sisters program in the Sioux Empire, you’ve met some matches on our blog, and you’ve been meaning to register to mentor a child.
We get it. It’s easy to have the best of intentions . . . but then life gets so busy. We’ve all been there!
There’s a Chinese proverb that says “The best time to plant a tree was 20 years ago. The second best time is now.” If you’d like to become a positive influence in the life of a local child, NOW is always the right time.
In fact, there may not be a better time to register to become a Big than Summer 2019! Here are ten reasons why.
Ever wondered what it's like to be a Little here with the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire?
Sergio can tell you. He's been in the program for about a year now, and loves it. We asked him a few questions about his experience with BBSSE — and, more importantly, his relationship with his Big, Ashton.
Keep reading to find out what he said!
How long have you been a Little in the Big Brothers Big Sisters program?
One year and a few months.
Why did you decide to join the program and get matched with a Big?
I wanted to find someone to play sports with.
What’s your favorite activity that you and your Big have done together? Why?
Going to Sky Zone. He likes to be competitive like me.
What’s an activity that you hope to do together in the future?
I'd like to go boating again.
What is your favorite thing about your Big?
He is a good listener and gives advice. He is fun to be with.
Why do you like having a Big/how has your Big made a difference in your life?
It is good to have someone who understands me and he has been in a tough spot like me before.
HAVE YOU EVER THOUGHT ABOUT BECOMING A LITTLE (OR A BIG)?
Like Sergio said, one of the best things about the Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire program is just having fun!
If you've ever considered getting involved in Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sioux Empire, (as either a Big or by helping a child become a Little) please contact us. We'd love to pair you with the right Big or Little.
Thinking about becoming a Big but not sure if you're ready to make the commitment? Read our FAQs for Bigs or our "Five Reasons to Become a Big" to learn more, or donate online to support our organization financially. Every bit helps to ensure Littles like Sergio can have great relationships with their Bigs.