Adam Lickstein signed up to volunteer with Big Brothers Big Sisters six years ago, after graduating from University of Florida, and then working for several years in the football team’s recruiting office, where he saw firsthand the power of education and athletic opportunity in transforming young lives.
At just 16 years old, a student at Booker T. Washington High School in Miami is already considered a real-life hero.
Luis Nieto and his mentor, Hugo Mantilla, have gotten together for a variety of activities since they were matched by the mentoring organization Big Brothers Big Sisters eight years ago, making memories at basketball games, museums, boat rides and philanthropic events.
He’s getting ready for his first television interview. Right by his side, his big brother and mentor Miami-Dade Police Director, Juan Perez.
For Vanessa Perry and her mentor Erin Lewis, the zoo is a place to spend the day, not only seeing wildlife but also talking and catching up, as they’ve done for nearly a decade.
For more than a decade, Caines has seen hundreds of Black youth being processed into the Miami-Dade County Juvenile Services Department, where he works as a supervisor, with the knowledge that the detainees will not get the same treatment as their counterparts.
Good things come in threes. Kelly Dockrell and her ‘littles’ are a good example of that. When CBS4’s Eugene Ramirez met them as part of our Mentoring Matters program, they were out for a mid-day horse ride, just the latest adventure for this thrill-seeking threesome.
She travels around the country talking to families about getting connected to the internet. She does this as a spokeswoman for Internet Essentials, which provides internet and computers to low-income families at a low price.