A caring mentor can have lifelong benefits for a child. When Jared contacted Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee, he was soon matched with his Little, Dawaan.
"I wanted to focus on helping a child long-term,” Jared explains. “It is a commitment, but it allows you to see the impact you have on an individual."
When they first met three years ago, Dawaan was shy and reserved but told Jared he wanted to improve his reading ability. Today, Dawwan is more confident in his reading and is getting better grades. The two still spend time together playing sports, going to movies and talking about the future.
"Being able to graduate high school, going to college - that’s what Dawaan wants to do,” Jared says. "He's on the right path.”
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