Joss and Elizabeth
Joss and Elizabeth have been matched for over two and a half years and have had lots of fun adventures! Whether it be touring a fire lookout tower, running through an inflatable water obstacle course, kayaking, or visiting the Dodge County Historical Society, their time together is treasured. While Joss and Elizabeth enjoy being out and about, not all their adventures together are quite so busy. Sometimes they get together at Elizabeth’s house to make dinner and play board games. Joss likes everything they do together.
It doesn’t matter so much what they do together, it is the consistent visits that have the greatest impact on Joss. When children and teens have the influence of a caring adult, they are more likely to avoid risky behaviors and focus on academics. Today’s youth have a variety of challenges and being matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister can help them navigate these challenges and reach their potential.
This relationship building isn’t just something academic, it is deeply personal. Once, when they were playing a question game, Elizabeth asked Joss what her favorite possession was. Not knowing what that word meant, Elizabeth explained “A favorite possession is something super important to you and that you would never want to lose.” Joss responded to Elizabeth “Well, you are of course, you are my best friend and I never want to lose you!”
Elizabeth recently had a baby and will be moving out of state. Her life circumstances may have changed, but she is committed to maintain her relationship with Joss. She will be commuting to Rochester for work and plans to meet up with Joss at least once a month. She wants to be there for Joss and knows how important it is for Joss to continue to be in her life.
Although they may see each other a little less, Elizabeth is another adult that Joss can rely on to talk about her day and offer her encouragement through the joys and pains of growing up.
It is easy to make a BIG influence in a child’s life and ignite their potential. Become a Big Brother, Big Sister, Big Couple or Big Family. There are many ways to become a BIG! Interested? Click HERE or contact Megan Horton at Megan@BBBSofsouthernmn.org or call 507.414.0308