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Kids Waiting for a Big Brother or Big Sister

Krystal is a 14 year old girl living on the northwest side of Grand Rapids. She lives with her father and uncle. She is active, outgoing, and happy. She enjoys reading, singing, music, swimming, cooking, crafts, biking, art and helping others. Krystal would like a Big Sister to help her with learning/expressing her feelings and to be able to talk to someone.

Abryanna is 15 years old and currently lives with her father. Abryanna enjoys school as she has several friends and is also involved in track and orchestra. In her free time Abryanna prefers going to the mall, playing on her phone and getting her nails done. Due to their small family size, Abryanna is in need of a positive female mentor that she can take her to community events, talk to about growing up, life after high school, and other girl things.

Evan is a thirteen year old boy with mild cerebral palsy. Evan tends to be shy when first getting to know someone, but warms up towards other pretty quickly after spending time together. Evan enjoys reading, playing games, and swimming. Evan is looking for a Big Brother to play sports with him and someone who is willing to be patient. Evan is working on developing coping skills and would love a Big Brother to help his growth in male interests.

Grace is a ten year old girl living with her mother. Grace enjoys school and learning new things. Grace achieves good grades in school and also can be described as a class clown. Grace interests include reading, dancing and singing as well as crafts and cooking. Grace is wanting a Big Sister that she can explore new things with.  She would also like someone she could talk to about her feelings instead of bottling them up as she tends to do.

Dominic is a thirteen year old boy who has been looking for his Big Brother since December 2013. Unfortunately Dominic’s father was recently incarcerated, and prior to that was very inconsistent in Dominic’s life as he often made promises he did not follow through on. Dominic is bullied in school by peers quite frequently and therefore struggles with his anger. Dominic loves to draw and would enjoy having a Big Brother who also enjoys drawing. He also enjoys playing basketball, going to museums, watching movies, and roller skating. Dominic would benefit from a positive Big Brother who is encouraging and can help him strengthen his confidence. 


 If you feel that you or one of your friends could spend 4-6 hours a month with any of these children, please contact Lizzie Frendo at 616-774-0185 or by email at efrendo@dabsj.org.