Jeff and Miliani



Big Brother Jeff got in involved with BBBS because he wanted to be able to help a child in need and also "have fun" while doing it.  Jeff has been matched with Little Brother Miliani for almost two years now.  Miliani is going to be a 7th grader at Robertson Charter. The match originally started out as school-based but recently switched to community-based. Jeff has been employed as an Engineer at Ameren for the past 20 years, so he knows the importance of subjects like math and science. When Jeff would visit Miliani at school he would tutor Miliani in these subjects. Thanks to Jeff, Miliani improved his grades in both hi math and science classes. Jeff has built a great relationship with Miliani’s teacher and school Principal as well. Jeff continues to model appropriate behaviors and teaches Miliani how to respond to life’s challenges like a mature young man. Jeff teaches Miliani the importance of education and how to value himself. Miliani’s mom said that Miliani thinks the world of his Big Brother and she is so glad Miliani has someone that he can trust and look up to.