The “Little Brother” is a young boy who feels isolated and
alone in his everyday life. He is a
friendly, social child who asks lots of questions and moves around quite a
bit. The child is from a single-parent family
with the parent working full-time and recently picking up a second part-time
job. This leaves very little time for
the parent and child to spend together.
The child enjoys school however, seeks attention in the school
atmosphere through disruptive behavior.
He has difficulty sitting still but is curious and intelligent. The child needs companionship and attention
desperately. He is isolated and alone
most of the time. The child has no
significant males in his life.
The “Big Brother” is a confident intelligent, responsible
and hard working person who is very easy to talk to. His interests include music, cultural events,
video games, movies, books, sports, and spending time with friends. He is described by those who know him as loyal,
on the serious side, outgoing, talkative, and honest. The “Big Brother” works full-time and most of
his time and energy is taken up by work.
He is seeking an opportunity to help a child. He also feels that this will be an
opportunity to get out in the community to try new things and explore.
The “Big Brother” provides companionship to one-to-one
attention to the “Little Brother:. He
offers dependable, consistent opportunities for the “Little Brother” to have
fun, to talk and to try new things. They
mostly enjoy simple activities like coloring, cooking, talking, learning to
play catch, watching hockey games and skating.
Since the child has been Matched to the “Big Brother”, the child’s
academic performance has improved. He is
getting into less trouble in school and getting along better with his peers and
the child shows improved self-confidence.
The “Little Brother” has bonded with his “Big Brother” and they enjoy
spending time with each other every week.
We are thankful for the support of the Copper Country United Way.