Rob and Antwan
Rob has been meeting with Antwan, an 11th grader in Dallas, for three years. Rob, an AT&T employee, was connected through the Aspire Mentoring Academy by Big Brothers Big Sisters mentor2.0 to Antwan. At the beginning of their relationship, Antwan recalls that he was quiet and lacked confidence. Because of Rob’s encouragement and guidance, Antwan is now more comfortable speaking in front of others. “He has helped me get up in front of a class, and encourages me to stay focused,” Antwan said.
Antwan and Rob also work together on classroom assignments. The more Antwan learns about biology, the more he loves it. He’s already thinking about college and wants to be a biologist when he grows up. Rob has enjoyed seeing Antwan blossom over the years and continues to encourage him to share his talents with the world. Today, the two consider themselves “brothers.”
This blog post originally appeared on MENTOR.