Big Brother mentorship exposes culinary interests


Posted on August 15, 2009 at 6:38 PM

Updated Tuesday, Oct 13 at 4:09 PM

(WHAS11) - Imagine knowing at age eleven what you want to be when you grow up.

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Then someone who's already had a wonderful career comes into your life as a strong mentor.

You'd never know that there's an age difference of 52 years between these two Big Brother volunteers.

Little brother in the relationship is 11-year-old Bryan Boyd.

Bryan, soon to be a Jeffersontown Elementary School fifth grader, is full of energy and interests and it seems that this match will last awhile.

Big brother Tom says he has the time fo a mentorship such as this. He recently retired and was looking to give back to the community. So Tom chose big Brothers Big Sisters. It's new to Tom and Bryan turned out to be the perfect fit.

Bryan also loves to cook with his mom. His specialty is macaroni and cheese.

11-year-old Bryan Boyd told us, with his parents separated, he needed more male role models in his life and was eager to join the program.

Tom can't wait to see what Bryan becomes as he grows up.

And this one will be fun to check back on later.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Kentuckiana is trying to pare down its waiting list and get four hundred young people into the program.

If you'd like to volunteer as a big brother or big sister, you can become a mentor by calling 1-877-588-2300.

They will come to your home, your business, or visit with you after hours to get the process started.

Just a couple of hours a month is required, but most matches far exceed that with lots of fun and good memories.