Tristan and Mike

Little Brother Tristan and Big Brother Mike have been matched since May of 2013. Tristan was a freshman for the 2014-15 school year at Normal Community High School and Mike works for State Farm.

Together, the match enjoys activities like watching movies and hockey. The two also participate in Big Brothers Big Sisters' largest annual fundraiser, Bowl For Kids' Sake. Check out the picture with Mike's friend, Mat, Tristan and Mike. Over the next year of their match, the match plans to focus on Tristan keeping his grades up by doing homework together. The match also has plans to go rock climbing at Upper Limits.

Aimee, Tristan’s mom, decided to enroll him in the program so that he would have a male role model to spend consistent time with, especially since Tristan lives primarily with his mom and younger sister.

Since being matched, Tristan's behavior at school has improved significantly. Tristan feels Mike helps him by talking things out and motivating him to do well in school. Mike has noticed subtle improvements in Tristan’s behavior. He is more respectful, uses his manners, is appreciative and understanding. Tristan describes his match with Mike as "awesome".