Start Something Big: Myles

This week we introduce you to a big and little pair and talk about their experiences in the program.

Posted: Sep 12, 2019 11:15 AM
Updated: Sep 12, 2019 11:15 AM

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every wednesday here on fox 55 we focus on big brothers big sisters.this week we meet a big who is about to be paired with a little.here's alida donnelly with this week's start something big. meet myles.he wanted to become a big to help children in ways other people can't.myles, "when i was little, i went to a private school for a little bit and we got matched up by grades. so like 7th graders were with second graders something like that. and my big was like the best ever. she didn't even have to do anything. i knew i had this older person there that could open up my lunches for me but she also helped me read and that was kind of embarrassing in class. it was nice to have someone i trusted help me with the things that i didn't want to talk to everyone else about."he was matched with a little before, but his little moved away.they did a lot of activities together.myles, "skyzone, he loved skyzone of course. had like homemade pizzas at the house. i let him beat me in some video games. we did a lot of sandwiches. he fell in love with jersey mike's the first time we went." he found out recently that he might be matched with another little.myles, " it's super cool. i'm really excited just because i'm a big kid and it would be fun to have an excuse to do like jump on a trampoline, go to the park."he works in matching services, and he's seen the difference that having a big makes on a child's life. myles, "some of the littles are just so outgoing that it's like oh my gosh, every time they see you it's like this is the best day of their lives and you're like i don't think it's the best day but i'm glad that you think it's a great day. and some littles it's kind of a slower progression and it's like you see them graduate from eighth grade and they went from cs and ds and hating school to you know working on stuff for like 15 minutes before you play each time you see them and now they're like as bs and they think school is the best thing ever."to become a big brother or big sister or to mentor a child in your area, call big brothers big sisters at 260-456-1600.
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