Big Brothers Big Sisters match makes a big difference in the life of a teen

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by WHAS11

WHAS11.com

Posted on August 23, 2012 at 5:36 PM

Updated Thursday, Aug 23 at 5:41 PM

(WHAS11) -- Growing up in a single-parent home can be a challenge for some kids especially when they enter their teenage years. The Big Brothers Big Sisters program helps fill this need by providing an adult to make up for a mom or dad who may not be present. WHAS11’s Doug Proffitt has the story of a great match in which a teenager is the one who fills the gap.

Myron Goodall, 17, lives in a single parent household with his mom and two younger sisters. His "big brother" Robb Ahrens has been his outlet to a new world with swimming, the movies and outdoor activities.
 
Goodall is a 17-year-old senior at Southern High School. He will be graduating soon from the program. He is also  hoping for a basketball scholarship. Click on the video player above to hear the full story.

We want to remind you about “Project Connect,” the new Big Brothers Big Sisters initiative to find volunteers to be “bigs” for kids at the Boys and Girls Clubs and the West End School. They need 30 volunteers.

If you are interested in any aspect of the Big Brothers Big Sisters program call 1-877-588-2300 to get started. 
 

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