Real Life Stories

The impact a Big Brothers Big Sisters relationship can have is real. We hope these Little stories inspire you to start something by becoming a donor, volunteer or enrolling a child.


Luke & Trevor

Big Brother Luke and Little Brother Trevor were matched in the fall of 2014. The two met weekly for lunch and a game of chess at Trevor’s school, LT Ball Elementary. Trevor looked forward to seeing his Big Brother and even dressed up for their weekly visits. After about a year, they transitioned to a […]

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Someone to talk to

Thanks to Kathy, Lizzy has someone to talk to. Lizzy was referred to Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley by her third grade teacher. She lives with her mother who is deaf and when asked why she wanted a Big Sister, Lizzy simply said she just wanted someone to talk to. Kathy, […]

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Friends Forever

Big sister Tami was matched with Amy in 2011, when Tami, a teacher, was looking to mentor somewhere that she could develop a true friendship, saying “I believe that the BBBS program provides the opportunity for mentors to show kids love and the meaning of what it is to be kind to one another.” Little […]

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Helping one person at a time

A firefighter turned big brother, John helps anyone he can. John was a firefighter prior to his interest in Big Brothers Big Sisters but was paralyzed in an accident helping a neighbor after a storm. When Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Greater Miami Valley presented at an event he attended, he felt called “to […]

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The Best of Friends

Jarrod and Caven develop the best relationship. “It’s just as fulfilling for me as it is for him.” These words, spoken by 2014 Local Big Brother of the Year Jarrod Howell, sum up what it truly feels like to be a Big Brother. Jarrod and his Little, 12-year-old Caven, have been matched since 2010 and […]

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