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The Girl’s Got Swagger

The Girl’s Got Swagger Cindy and her Big Sister see eye-to-eye, but not just because they are both well under 5 feet tall. The pair have so much in common that it’s as if they’ve been friends for their entire lives. However, before Cindy met Kate, she was shy and...

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Singing Her Praises

Singing Her Praises Nicolette’s future sounds great, thanks to Ines. Nicolette wants to be an R&B singer one day, but for now she will settle for singing the praises of her Big Sister, Ines. For the last two and a half years, Nicolette has had a friend to rely on,...

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Learning to Soar like an Eagle

Learning to Soar like an Eagle Dante needed direction. Rob was there to give it. Dante’s mother, Donna, was afraid that he would grow up a loner. His father works nights, and sleeps during the day so they are not often able to spend quality father-son time together....

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Knock, knock…

Knock, knock… “Why couldn’t the baker go to the game?” 8-year-old Andrew asks as he leaves a voicemail for his Big Brother. “You’ll have to call me back for the answer.” “Because he didn’t have enough dough!” he exclaims when Carlos calls him back. A couple years...

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Kindred Spirits

Audri finds a fellow dog-lover and friend. Outside of school, Audriana and her brother Cheyenne spent a good majority of their time at home. Their closest friends were their cousins. Harlietta, raising two children as a single mother, wanted her teenage son Cheyenne...

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It’s Not Brain Surgery

It’s Not Brain Surgery Iman gets an education in life from Omar. “Iman knows all the parts of the brain, and I haven’t even taught that lesson yet,” his science teacher told Iman’s mother. Salima replied “Really? But he’s only in sixth grade, how would he know that?”...

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Climbing to new heights

Climbing to new heights Cheyenne conquers his fear and learns about himself Outside of school, Cheyenne and his sister Audriana spent a good majority of their time at home. Their closest friends were their cousins. Harlietta, raising two children as a single mother,...

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Carrying the Flag Together

Carrying the Flag Together Jack lost his father, but found a role model in Matt. Eight years after Jack lost his father in the terrorist attacks on New York City on September 11, 2001, he ran in the Tunnel to Towers race with his Big Brother Matt, holding a flag high...

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When Parallel Lines Intersect

Anita & Viktoria develop a bond without borders If you met Anita today, you would discover a 21-year-old, rising graphic design and illustration student with a solid job and her own apartment, raising her son Emaurie as a single mother. If you had met her two...

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Walking the Walk

Walking the Walk Thanks to Ron, Edward is really on the move. Ten-year-old Edward was bound to a walker, struggling in school, was shy around classmates and lacked a male role model in his life. In the four years since he’s known his Big Brother Ron, Edward has...

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Two’s Company

Two’s Company Selina & Corrine develop a model relationship. Selina and her Big Sister Corinne grew up as only children, but when they found each other, they became sisters. Segina became a single, first-time mother at a later age, and with several physical...

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The Little Dude

The Little Dude With the help of Dan, Gabe is growing strong. Male role models were difficult to come by for Gabriel. For his nine years, he has been surrounded by a circle of artistic, nurturing women. Even at school, all but two teachers are women. Angela became...

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New Footsteps to Follow

Tyler is put on a positive path As Tyler and his mother sat in the Big Brothers Big Sisters offices excitedly waiting for his new Big Brother to arrive, a tall, good-looking, athletic man in his mid-twenties walked into the room. “I think that’s Freddie,” Pam...

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