Evan, age 9, lives in Worcester and is on the wait-list for a Big Brother in our Community Program. There is much to be said about this energetic kid: he’s a great, little guy with dirty blonde hair and an active imagination. He’s had a tragic past. He lost his uncle and mother in a fatal car accident and is now living with his mother’s sister and a few other kids, including his older brother, Jack. As a young kid, Evan has already faced a great deal of adversity.
Thanks to a generous grant from South High Community School, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Mass/Metrowest was able to take Evan, 10 other wait-list children and 10 matches to the Boston Children’s Museum. There, the kids were able to participate in the scientific method through seismology activities, visualize the laws of motion by rolling golf balls down a variety of tracks, and play with KEVA Planks to conceptualize foundations in mathematics, physics, and design. They also had a lot of fun.
Tired by the end of the day, Evan and his peers were very grateful for the outing that afternoon. In light of his circumstances, he was able to be a kid and indulge his science curiosities, all in the name of positive relationship building with our great adult volunteers. Now, Evan is ready to be matched up with a Big Brother.
We are excited Evan has joined us as a Little and our Match Support Specialists are working hard to match him with a great adult role model. We look forward to seeing Evan, and his new Big, at many of our future events!