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Meet our 2022 Big Sister of the Year, Brandy! Brandy is half of one of our fantastic school based matches and has been hanging out with her Little brother Jordan once a week whenever school is in session since early 2022.

Brandy is always happily willing to run around and play with Jordan at school and take him around to new places throughout the community, and her presence in his life has helped Jordan focus on his school work and remain calm during stressful times.



Meet Casey, our 2022 Big Brother of the Year! Casey has been matched with his Little brother, Zaron, since 2018 and during that time they have become as bonded as family.

Zaron’s mom says that Casey has been a huge blessing to Zaron, offering him support and encouragement in everything from school assignments to making healthier lifestyle choices. Casey is always there when Zaron needs him, happy to listen and give advice whenever needed, and frequently encourages him to try new things like camping, which has become one of their favorite shared activities. ​



Every year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southeast Michigan chooses two volunteer mentors (called ‘Bigs’) in the mentoring program, as the Bigs of the Year

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