We are thrilled to share the details of a successful Matchiversary Celebration during our annual Summer Picnic earlier this month.
Bigs, Littles, and the amazing team at BBBS gathered in Shrewsbury, Massachusetts for an afternoon filled with fun board games, delicious food, plenty of new friends, and an Ice Cream Truck. Several matches in attendance were celebrating anniversaries of their time together as well, including Jon and Carter, who recently celebrated their 10th Matchiversary!
“Being a big for Carter has been one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life. It's a mutual learning situation, I get to share with Carter many of his first experiences along with some of the simple pleasures in life.” Said Jon, “Carter has taught me how to be a good listener and sounding board. He’s taught me the value in engaging with a diverse range of perspectives, and most importantly he’s taught me how to be a better man.”
Connie Askin, BBBS CEO shares that, “Consistent relationships are the bedrock of mentoring programs at Big Brothers Big Sisters. To see an active 10-year matchiversary like this is so special – and we have countless matches that have ‘graduated’ from BBBS who have a lifelong connection.”
Congratulations, Jon and Carter!