I became a “Little Brother” with Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Luis Obispo County in 2005. I’m not part of the program anymore, because I’m 18 and graduated high school.
January is National Mentoring Month, and Jan. 15 is National Thank Your Mentor Day. It’s a good time to write a thank you letter. I want to personally thank Tatiana Abundis, the staff person who checked in to help solve any problems we might be having. I was surprised to learn anyone ever has problems, because my relationship was so great. I also want to thank the rest of the staff, donors and other volunteer mentors who make the program possible.
Most of all, I want to thank my own Big Brother, Evan Sylvester. Since I was 8, Evan has been such an inspirational role model to me, not only as a Big Brother, but also as what it means to be a real man and put work in to achieve what you want. He’s an exceptional person, and his contribution of time and energy is truly priceless to me. I completely loved the experience of being part of the program.