Paul is 12 years-old and is being raised by his mother, Melissa, who describes him as adventurous, ambitious, fun and loving. A few years ago, Melissa decided to enroll her son in Big Brothers Big Sisters because she felt that Paul needed someone else in his life that could help communicate and have fun with him. Paul was soon matched with David in July 2015, and the pair have developed an incredible bond.
Paul knew right away that David would be a “cool” Big Brother, because Paul’s middle name is actually David. They have discovered that they have more in common as well, and they enjoy going to baseball games as one of their favorite outings. “David has taught me that you must take chances and own up to what you do,” says Paul, “and that you have to work hard for what you want.”
“David is a very great, kind, thoughtful, caring, energetic Big,” says Melissa. “He doesn’t give up on his goals and he is always there for Paul as a Big Brother. He’s a good communicator and he always plans ahead and finds all kinds of cool things for them to do.” Since being matched with David, Melissa has said that she sees more hope in her son, and for the first time that he has goals and commitment.
Both Paul and David look forward to continuing to build their friendship, and are excited for the many new memories they will create together in the future!