Just how much can being a Big impact your life?
For Reannae Tague, who has been a Big Sister for almost five years, the experience has been "the best thing that's happened to me."
But it's not just Reannae who has been impacted by the Big Brothers Big Sisters program. In fact, the reason she loves BBBS so much is because of the impact she's been able to have on her Little.
Read more about Reannae's experience with BBBS below!
Why did you want to become a Big?
I wanted to make an impact on a youth's life.
How often do you and your Little spend time together?
Two to four times a month.
What kinds of activities have you and your Little done together?
We've gone bowling, hiking, and fishing. We've been to Thunder Road, Sky Zone, Air Madness, the Outdoor Campus, the community center, and the arcade. My Little loves being outside and being active!
We take turns picking what to do. Normally, we grab something to snack on when we're finished and talk about life.
What's your favorite thing about your Little?
How much he has come out of his shell. He's doing great in school and played school basketball this year for the first time.
How has your Little changed or grown since being matched with you?
He has become more active, is playing fewer video games, and is spending more time outside with his friends. He loves helping others.
Would you encourage others to consider becoming a Big?
It's the best thing that's happened to me. I never thought my life could impact a young one's life like it has!
As Reannae Tague's experience shows, mentoring a child through BBBS is incredibly rewarding — not just for the Little, but also for the Big.
If you've ever considered becoming a Big, we encourage you to learn more about how you can get involved and make a difference in a child's life!