Shayla: A Dream Realized

Eleven years ago, Shayla and her mom walked into the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Danville Area office to sign the Little up for a Big. Shayla always had her sights set on VCU in Richmond, Virginia and has been accepted at three Virginian universities including VCU. This Little is on her way to “Big” things.

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Goldia and Ka’Miya

Goldia’s interactions with Ka’Miya enrich her academically and socially. She communicates regularly with her teachers to help Ka’Miya stay on task and focus on academics. Since becoming Goldia’s Little Sister, Ka’Miya has shown a marked improvement in attitude and behavior. She is always ready and eager to spend time with her Big Sister, and thoroughly enjoys all the new opportunities afforded her through their relationship.

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Gerald and Ziquan 

Gerald was matched with a wide-eyed and busy 9-year-old named Ziquan. The Little knew that it was the best thing that could have happened to him. They visited and talked almost every day and Gerald taught Ziquan to be responsible. The youth learned to work hard for what he wanted. Ziquan was able to travel, visit family, and play fun games. The most exciting part for him was getting a weekly haircut, picking out his…

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