Match of the Month Meets the Great Outdoors

Text reading "Match of the Month" with photo of Colin and James outdoors sitting on a statue of a bear with text below reading Scott & Colin

Congratulations to Big Brother Scott and Little Brother Colin, May’s Match of the Month!

Match of the Month is a new feature for 2021. Each month a match will be celebrated with this special recognition. This award honors a match’s dedication to each other and commitment to living out the mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southwest Michigan – empowering the potential of youth through one-to-one mentoring.

Little Brother Colin and Big Brother Scott have been matched for almost two years.

COVID-19 was no match for these two; their appreciation of the outdoors and excitement for connecting has only grown! They regularly hike and bike on local trails, and play basketball and golf too.

This pair has also adventured all over Southwest Michigan. Some of their favorite outings included:

But they especially love Indian Lake for fishing, swimming, waterskiing, and even ice fishing!

Big Brothers Big Sisters asks each of its matches to define 3 goals they would like to accomplish as part of their match. Colin and Scott named these:

  • Have fun and build a friendship
  • Learn and share about wildlife
  • Have a positive relationship with a male role model

Congratulations again to this Match of the Month for building a friendship through a mutual love of the outdoors.

Could someone little in your life use a Big? We are enrolling Littles now. Learn more here.

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