Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Dallas
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Meet the Lone Star Big Brother of the Year, Paul, and his Little Brother Malachi! Malachi was just 8 years old when his mom decided to sign him up for Big Brothers Big Sisters with the goal to find “A Big Brother who can add a male influence and show him how to be a boy”. Enter Big Brother Paul, he showed his commitment to Malachi by meeting consistently and participating in BBBS events – designed to expose Littles to new experiences, build confidence and just have fun.
Through the course of the match, Paul sought to fill the needs in Malachi’s life. When his Little Brother’s grades began to drop in middle school, Paul sought the assistance of his Match Support Specialist. A referral was made for a BBBS Education Consultation. Malachi was provided with guidance and tools to help him achieve academic success. Paul also took Malachi to college sporting events and tours, so that he could get a sense of the college atmosphere and what was possible for him. Paul made a point of introducing Malachi to others in the community who had achieved success by hard work and perseverance.
Malachi’s mom was asked about her son’s match and wrote the following:
“Paul has been a constant in our lives for the past 8+ years. He hasn't missed a special event, practice, holiday or anything that meant something to Malachi. He is always here to listen, solve problems, help with school, encourage Malachi to pursue a higher education, think about and be interested in college, or just be silly. He has been a great support through health issues and the loss of family members. Paul is like the big brother Malachi doesn't have and has always stood in the gap and done whatever he can to make Malachi feel loved, and for that I will be forever grateful.”
Malachi is now 17, a high school graduate, and Paul has been a consistent presence for over half of Malachi’s life. Paul not only showed Malachi how to be a boy, but how to become a man.
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