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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. We are proud and excited to announce our Matches of the Year! They exemplify a strong and powerful mentoring relationship. These matches have an undeniable bond, care for one another, and love spending time together.
Keith and KJ:
This Community-Based match has been together for six years! These two enjoy rock climbing, cooking, watching movies and sports, and playing basketball together. KJ is currently a senior at Kingdom Prep Lutheran, planning to attend Milwaukee Area Technical College (MATC) to pursue a career in the trades. Keith works in accounting at Ernst & Young and said, “I went into the program wanting to change the world and now I think it’s my world that’s been changed.”
Ryleigh and Prapti:
Ryleigh and Prapti are the perfect mentor2.0 match, being together for two years! They love simply spending time with one another, and at the monthly events are often the last match to leave. Ryleigh graduated from MacDowell Montessori High School where she was part of the dual MacDowell/MATC program, taking classes at MATC for college credit. Ryleigh plans to go into the medical field, just like Prapti! Prapti is the Medical Director at Well-Path and in addiction recovery at Addiction Medical Solutions.
Morgan and Laura:
Morgan is a 6th grader at MacDowell Montessori School and has been matched in our
School-Based program with Laura since 2017! Over the years, Morgan has improved her organizational skills, overall attitude, and school work. At the beginning, most of their time was spent doing homework, but now they enjoy playing board games and doing crafts. Laura is a retired Milwaukee Public School teacher and has been a committed Big Sister for 10 years with a previous Little Sister.
We celebrate these Matches of the Year! Thank you for showing us that one volunteer and one child can change lives for the better.
Be the one volunteer, for the one child, to change a life. Be a Big.
Visit bbbsmilwaukee.org/volunteer to learn more