My own kids were very involved in sports and other school activities that kept me busy and are both off to college now. But I felt I still had much to offer to a child and after hearing the stories and reading about how many kids needed a big brother I decided to join this website.
My hope was to find a match that would have similar interests as my son and daughter thinking that would help in relating to my match. I found the opposite was true and it allows my match “Owen” to teach me what he is interested in and we have fun doing lots of different activities.
I think people should step up and volunteer their time because there are to many kids in need of companionship and a father figure in their lives. I heard some people say, what would we do every week when we get together? I found that some of our best dialogue happens just playing a board game or simply taking a walk in the park. Yes we do enough planned activities like laser tag, bowling and BBBS activities but I found Owen is happy just talking about anything on his mind.