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Being There

Posted on June 9, 2015

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More than a decade into my match with Jeremiah and there are still rewards every time we see each other. Most recently I called Jeremiah, who is now 17, about going to an RC helicopter flying competition — something I figured he would find pretty fun. To my surprise, he responded back that he needed help with his homework instead. So happily I picked up some Chinese food and drove out to his house. After

Graduation

Posted on May 28, 2015

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Lasted week we celebrated our Graduation at Westminster College. This annual event is an evening to wish a fine farewell to our graduating matches and to recognize our Bigs of the Year. What is a graduating match? This is when a Little Brother or Sister turns 18 or graduates from high school, completing their time in our program. We had ten graduating matches in Utah this year. On average, this group of graduates had been together for

Big Brother of the Year 2015

Posted on May 18, 2015

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We have had the pleasure of working with so many amazing mentors this year. However, Mike Frahm stands in a league of his own as our 2015 Big Brother of the Year. “Mike Frahm is one of the most exceptional mentors I have ever met,” our Match Support Specialist Skye Rydman said. “Mike has been an incredible influence on Dante’s life.” Mike has carefully constructed this influence through ten years of consistent mentor work in his

Big Sister of the Year 2015

Posted on May 11, 2015

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We are proud to introduce Christine Heflin-Ewing as our 2015 Big Sister of the Year. Through her outstanding commitment to her Little Sister Florence, Christine has far exceeded the expectations of a normal mentoring-relationship. We have seen Christine attain an inspiring level of understanding of Florence. “(Christine) knows the core of Florence,” Big Brother Big Sister Match Support Specialist Wendi Whittaker said. “She knows that the best way to show up for her, support her, and

Paying Mentoring Forward

Posted on April 17, 2015

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  Asma and Anisa’s journey began with Big Brothers Big Sister of Utah nine years ago when they were six years old; since then, they have consistently had “Big Sisters” supporting them. This year, when they entered High School they transitioned to the Mentor 2.0 program, which focuses on college readiness and success for high school students, particularly those who would become first-generation college students. Recently they decided they wanted to “open the eyes of