Each month, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Wisconsin shines a light on the relationships that we are helping build within our community. Please help us congratulate Big Sister Regan Norton (17) of Brussels and her Little Sister Regan (11) of Sturgeon Bay — our Door County Match of the Month for October.
Here’s what they had to say in their own words:
Where did you hear about Big Brothers Big Sisters?
Regan Norton: From the classmates that have graduated already telling me about how cool of a program it is.
Why did you want to become involved?
RN: I wanted to help kids with some of the things they might be going through, and use my own experiences to help someone learn.
Why did you want to have a Big Brother or Big Sister?
Abigail: Because I thought it would be fun.
What do you do when you spend time together?
RN: We talk, go to the gym and color.
Is there something in particular that stands out a memorable time with your Little?
RN: When we ate cupcakes for our birthdays and talked about traveling the world (drawing pictures of the Eiffel Tower).
A: Going to the pizza party or making slime, and drawing the Eiffel Tower.
Is there something in the future that you would like to do together, or that you look forward to experiencing together?
RN: We could make cookies or cupcakes or something else – that would be fun!
A: I would like to make slime again and have cupcakes on our birthdays.
What have you enjoyed about being a Big?
RN: Learning about kids and how I can impact someone else’s day so easily.
What is something that you learned from your Big?
A: A lot about high school. Things to do – Fab Lab, 3-D Art — I would like to do that when I’m in high school.
In what way has being matched with your Little affected you and your life?
RN: It has shown me a new side to having a simple conversation or asking someone about their week.
How has being matched with a Big made a difference for you?
A: I like being able to out of class to do something fun, having something to look forward to and somebody else to talk to.
What would you say to others about Big Brothers Big Sisters and to others who are thinking about becoming a Big?
RN: Definitely do it. There’s no better feeling than spending time with a student and watching them grow up.