David and Marquis
Big Brothers Big Sisters recognizes the unlimited potential in every kid. Big David and Little Marquis appeared on NBC12 On Your Side to demonstrate and explain how match specialists examine the passions and personalities of enrolled youth and volunteers to create meaningful friendships between a caring adult and a child with unignited potential.
Matches bond on outings. Both David and Marquis love fishing, so they go almost every other time they meet. David also creates an amusement for science and math and learning within his Little. They use a science experiment kit, do homework, and sometimes they’ll read.
Although David worked with kids for years, he joined the program because he saw the long-term impact one-to-one mentoring can have on on youth in our community. What he didn't expect was that Little Brother Marquis is actually teaching him– “He’s taught me about school, he’s taught me about different perspectives on how to look at different problems and find different solutions... I think we’ve both learned from each other and grown quite a bit. He’s also taught me just how to have a good time, how to be carefree and be a big kid again.”
To become a mentor, visit BigBroBigSis.com or call (804) 261-4940 today!