Matched for four years in our school-based program, Gil and Robert have enjoyed many learning conversations that have happened over a sandwich and Cool Ranch Doritos – young Robert’s favorite.
Prior to their friendship, Robert struggled both academically and behaviorally in school, and his guardians knew he would benefit from a strong male role model in his life.
Big Brother Gil has helped find constructive ways to channel Robert’s exceptional energy, and they also have worked on creative ways to focus on reading and writing together. After a few years on their consistent friendship, Robert is doing remarkably well.
When asked, Little Brother Robert shared, “I love him. He’s the best thing that’s ever happened to me.”