Big Brothers, Big Sisters has been spending the past 100 years connecting children between the ages of 6 and 18 with adult volunteers who they can build a meaningful one-on-one relationship with. The program hopes to provide the children with a relationship that will allow them to achieve greater confidence, educational success, and avoid potentially risky behaviors.
Recently Big Brothers, Big Sisters has partnered with Allstate Insurance as a way for the mentors to help new drivers succeed behind the wheel. I met with mentoring pair, DaVon Mitchell and his “big”, Kirk Berry to talk to them about the new program. Allstate provides DaVon and all participants with a device that gives them a letter grade for their driving that monitors speed, time of day, and sudden stops.
Kirk believes DaVon is on his way to becoming a great driver thanks to the help of the program. Even though the formal part of Kirk and DaVon’s relationship through Big Brothers, Big Sisters is coming to an end, they say their bond will continue to grow.
By: Ashley Johnson