For our September Match of the Month, meet Big Brother Ted Wehry and Little Brother Deshon, who are in our Site-Based Lunch Buddy program at St. Francis Seraph School in Over The Rhine. When asked about their match, Ted said “I am very grateful to BBBS and my employer, The Matrix Companies, who have given me the opportunity to be matched with Deshon as we begin our 6th year together! What an awesome kid Deshon is, and I consider him a great friend! For me, Deshon has given a new meaning to ‘TGIF.’ Since being matched with him, I look forward to Fridays more than I ever have. Deshon has always been a model student and leader in the classroom whose name can be found annually on the Honor Roll. Deshon’s family has done an excellent job of raising him and I know great things are ahead for his future as he starts high school next year.
Deshon and I enjoy our time together as we compete weekly in our heated games of Battleship, UNO and other card games all while sharing life stories and lessons which center around our ‘Quote of the Week.’ I am blessed to be able to contribute in a small way to Deshon’s growth as a person and have enjoyed every moment I have spent with him.”
Deshon also enjoys the time they spend together and is thankful that Ted is there every Friday and is someone that he can talk to. This will be their last year meeting at St. Francis and plan to make it their best year yet.
We’re grateful for Ted and Deshon’s dedication to the Big Brothers Big Sisters program!
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Our one-to-one mentoring relationships support the critical social and emotional development needed to help build resilience and promote the mental health and well-being of thousands of children we serve across America. Now more than ever, Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies across the country are stepping up to find innovative ways in serving our communities to #KeepKidsConnected.