For June’s Match of the Month, meet Big Brother Ryan Crowley and his Little Brother Jron—they are celebrating their three year match anniversary this month! These two have been through a lot together. Jron has moved several times and changed schools, but Ryan was determined to be a constant in his Little Brother’s life even when he moved farther away. Over the past two years, Jron found renewed focus in schools and his grades prove it—he was thrilled to share with Ryan that he made the honor roll this year.
Ryan, who lives in Evanston and works at Deloitte, makes a point to see his Little Brother several times a month. One of their favorite activities is playing basketball, but Ryan also has been teaching Jron how to do household repairs and remodeling and they’ve worked on those projects together. Ryan also taught Jron how to fish and they’re planning to spend some time canoeing this summer. They’ve come up with a goal for the summer months as well—to make good choices about how to spend free time both when they’re together and when they’re on their own. Through big steps and small steps, Ryan and Big Brothers Big Sisters are so proud of Jron’s hard work and the achievements that come with it!