Kansas Big Brothers Big Sisters works hard to match mentors with a long list of children.
“Little” Brooklyn and “Big” Krista have been matched for more than a year, and enjoy every minute with one another.
“We try new foods,” shared Brooklyn. “We go to stores sometimes and basketball games.”
Their favorite activity is arts-and-crafts.
On a weekday evening, the two were making a sunglass holder for Brooklyn’s room.
“It makes me really happy to see how excited she gets when we do DIY projects and we make something for her room,” said Krista.
Whether it’s getting creative or hitting the books, Brooklyn said it’s important for kids to have someone to guide them.
“They might not have nothing at home to do, and they might not even have sibilings,” she said.
It’s been meaningful for Krista to guide Brooklyn.
“I actually look forward to the time we spend together,” Krista said.
They both have different ways of life, but have lots to give.
“Brooklyn’s just taught me to continue to be open minded,” said Krista.
There are hundreds of children like Brooklyn looking for a Big like Krista. The hopeful Littles don’t ask for much — just a fun time with someone willing to give their time.
If you’d like more information on joining Big Brothers Big Sisters, call 1-888-KS4-BIGS or visit kansasbigs.org.