Getting to these sessions wasn't easy, since they were in Flagstaff and Brian lived in Tuba City, but he made arrangements so he could attend almost every week. In fact, he only missed two meetings.
On top of that, he worked on getting his GED and started volunteering at Big Brother Big Sister events, like their Spooktacular and Chili Cookoff. Now Brian is off probation, working and applying to Job Corps training in culinary arts.
Brian's story is not unique for the "Littles" involved in Big Brothers and Big Sisters. Facing obstacles in their lives, these children and teens are able to persevere thanks to the support of others, including the "Bigs" who offer time and care to troubled youth.
Our partnership with Big Brothers and Big Sisters is part of a renewed focus
to invest in the sustainable life skills that youth will use throughout their lives to navigate challenges and seize opportunities. Because of your support in United Way and its partners, we've been able to accomplish the following in the past year: