Each match between a Big and a Little is special. Each has its first match meeting, its own obstacles to overcome, and ultimately its own outcomes in the lives changed. Each match has its own story, some of which you will read here. Our match stories are called “Big Impacts” because they celebrate not just the impact of the Big on the Little, but also the impact of the match on the families, the impact of the Little on the Big, and the impact of the Big Brothers Big Sisters agency that supported everyone along the way.

Big Sister Amanda and Little Sister Kelly

One Big shows how ‘compassionate energy’ can change a Little’s life


Big Sister Amanda and Little Sister Kelly have been matched for over nine years, and Amanda is already looking forward to the day when Kelly is matched with her own Little Sister. She knows Kelly will make a great Big, because she’s already a good role model for her siblings, a hardworking student, and a girl who has been through a lot but stayed strong and positive.