2021 Big Sister of the Year

Adali was just eight years old when she met her Big Sister Alice, and she was in need of a friend who could open her eyes to new possibilities for her future. Alice introduced Adali to a new, creative way of thinking—through art.

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2021 Big Brother of the Year

Growing up away from extended family, Will found his own circle of support through his friends and their parents. Will attributes his success in life to these mentors who helped raise him; he also credits them as the inspiration behind his decision to help a child in his community as a mentor with Big Brothers Big Sisters.

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A Message from a Graduate

Just four years ago, Andrew and I had our first outing. We went to play basketball and he took me to South Coast Plaza to buy a tie because the very next day, I had freshman orientation. It’s crazy to think that four years have gone by so fast. Andrew has been an absolutely amazing leader to me and he’s shown me what it means to be an amazing person—on the court and off the court.

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