Big brothers big sisters of northeast indiana has grown to help over one thousand children every year with one to one mentoring.today, they celebrated the hard work of their littles.
Fox 55's caleb saylor has more on how the program is giving littles some big help 3 "enriching really, lifesaving."that's how gabriel gabriel describes being in the big brothers big sisters program.
Graduated senior from canterbury says he needed the guidance of his big "i came from a little bit of a troubled background, so they've always been a steady force in my life to push me towards success and stuff."and it's the same for megan bell.
She's been in the big brothers big sisters program for about 9 years.
If it wasn't for her big, she'd still be living a lonely life "i'd probably still be isolating myself in my room because i like getting out much.
I'm more of myself."
Haley miller is the match support coordinator for big brothers big sisters of northeast indiana.
She explained the program's main goal is to provide that support to succeedimportant for a lot of them.
A lot of them come from one parent homes where maybe, mom or dad are working all the time and can't give them enough support they want for their child."
And today, they celebrated that success.
34 littles graduating from area high schools.
A milestone that might have been a bit harder without the help of their big "i can honestly say graduating would have been less likely without them."
Since 5th grade.
Same big "it helped me get out and in like theater arts, helped me act and pursue my dreams."now that the littles have graduated, they'll take the next step in life, megan has a job lined up and gabriel is going to study biology at iu, but the support from their bigs won't stop "the great thing about us is that we're one of the few in the country that they don't leave the program when they turn 18.
We actually keep them in through their next stages of life."so whether it's college, career, or military, bbbs will continue to help area children succeed.in fort wayne, caleb saylor, fox 55