What could be more rewarding than helping a young person reach their potential? Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland does just that. I first became acquainted with the agency when my daughters started participating during their high school years and were matched with a young person. After observing the joy and rewards they received mentoring their ‘’Little”, I decided to get involved myself.
I have been matched with my Little, Maddie, for about a year and a half. During this time I have spent many enjoyable hours with her doing activities such as cooking, bowling, miniature golf and watching movies. I have also attended her school and sports activities, and most recently had the privilege of attending her baptism.
It is such a pleasure to watch her grow and share her life experiences while lending a listening ear and gentle guidance. She is blossoming into a beautiful young woman with numerous talents and I see her great potential every time we meet.
I firmly believe our young people are the strength and future leaders of our country. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland is a great resource designed to strengthen and guide our young people who may otherwise be compromised. We as “Bigs” are able to mentor them and support them in a positive way so they are not inclined to turn to other resources such as gangs and drugs, leading to negative consequences. Since there is so much light shed on our troubled youth and problem teens, it is refreshing to share positive activities with these young people and observe their achievements and talents.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siouxland is an outstanding program to help our young people achieve their goals and full potential so they can be the good citizens and the solid foundation we need for our future.