Eric and his Little Brother Jacob* recently celebrated FIVE years of friendship through Big Brothers! We asked Eric to tell us more about his experience:
Big Brothers: What is the best part about being a Big Brother to Jacob*?
Eric: I was trying to think of the best thing about being a Big Brother to Jacob and I was unable to narrow it down to one moment. Over the past 5 years the connection with Jacob had provided me with numerous experiences. We have grown together and bonded throughout the years we have known each other which helped us build a strong relationship. We have similar interests between each other such as: playing sports, outdoor activities, swimming or playing video games, which made our connection stronger. So, I would have to say the best part to me is sharing all these experiences together and being able to watch him transition from a child into the early stages of adulthood.
Big Brothers: What have you learned from your Little Brother?
Eric: Being part of the Big Brothers organization, I have learned how to take on leadership responsibilities and be a role model to Jacob. He has taught me the value of friendship and to enjoy life to the fullest. I have been grateful to spend these past 5 years with Jacob and I have learned so much from him.
Congratulations Eric and Jacob on five years of friendship and counting!
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*Name has been changed to protect the privacy and safety of children whom we serve.