Little Brother is just as much fun and energy as Big Sister

Little Brother is just as much fun and energy as Big Sister

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Little Brother is just as much fun and energy as Big Sister

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Posted on January 23, 2009 at 9:15 PM

Updated Thursday, Oct 15 at 3:38 PM

By Gary Roedemeir

Our big sister this week is a student at the University of Louisville, with a dual major in psychology and biology; but now comes a third major project, a little brother.

Casey Fortner was matched with little brother Montrese Harris just before the holidays.

U of L has long been a good source of Big Brother and Big Sister mentors.

Cassandra Fortney has four roommates and they've all been matched as big sisters.

But of all those matches, Casey and Montrese might be the most high-energy. We're talking serious energy.

On a night at Puzzles Fun Dome, they tried almost everything in the place. Casey said it's hard to keep up with Montrese. "Full of energy and well, I thought I was, until I met him. And I was like, 'maybe I don't have so much energy."

Montrese is always moving. He loves sports, baseball, football, basketball and dancing. Dancing? He showed us some dancing moves. The kid's got some moves, but it's all in fun.

"An extreme amount of energy," said Casey, "and sometimes, it's kind of hard to keep up with him, but he's a lot of fun."

And it's a lot of fun at U of L, where Casey has five roommates and four of them are matched with "Little(s)," that means there is plenty to talk about at night.

"Yeah, we always talk about it. We'll share stories. Every time we hang out, we'll sit down and well, this is what he did today; this is what we did and sometimes we do things together," said Casey.

For five college kids it's like a cooperative mentoring program, but they each have a "Little" and in the end it's always about the one-on-one attention.

For more information on how you can become a big brother or big sister mentor call

1-877-588-2300

Web story published by Chris Wright

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