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My name is Allen Arseneau.  

This blog captures my adventures of becoming a Big Brother to a wonderful 7-yr old boy named Hunter.  My  own adventure began almost 28 years ago, when I became a Little Brother myself.  

Chocolate Dipped Nun-chucks

Boston BIG - A blog about being a Big Brother

This is a blog about my experiences become a Big Brother to a wonderful 7-yr old boy named Hunter.

My name is Allen, and I am a Boston BIG.  I live in the Boston area, and am a BIG Brother (Big Brother Big Sister of Massachusetts Bay Organization) to a 7-year old boy named Hunter.  Hunter lives with his  grandma and 4 siblings, and is in kind of a tough situation.  So, I am a positive adult role-model in his life.  I take him out about 3 times per month.  We have a blast.

People are often surprised by how much fun Hunter and I have on our many outings, so I decided to write this blog to capture some of our adventures, and to keep somewhat of a diary for Hunter.  

I personally know how beneficial having a BIG is.  I actually got my own BIG about 28 years ago, when my mother realized that her sons needed help.  My BIG, Paul, became my mentor and guiding light as I grew from a Boston troubled teen into a Stanford alum and business owner.  I talk to Paul almost every week nowadays.  Eventhough I have a wonderful 8 year-old daughter of my own, and run a start-up, I find a few hours each week to take Hunter out.  In fact, it is just as much a break for me as it is for him.

I hope you enjoy reading about some of our adventures.

Chocolate Dipped Nun-chucks

Allen Arseneau

Hunter came over to help me prep for a craft that I’m doing at my daughter’s 3rd grade class tomorrow – chocolate painting (the kids will paint chocolate onto a graham cracker canvas).  We were also making chocolate dipped Joe’s Joe’s (Trader Joe’s version of Oreos).  However, the real fun came from Hunter going through my old martial arts stuff.  He came across my nun chucks, my sticks, and my training knife.  So, naturally, I taught him some deadly Jeet Kune Do moves.

And of course, Hunter and I traded Christmas gifts.  Merry Christmas Hunter, and to anyone reading this blog.  Happy New Year everyone. 

Hunter training to be a deadly assassin

Hunter training to be a deadly assassin

Allen Arseneau is a Big Brother in Boston.  He first came to know of Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) 27 years ago, when he became a Little Brother himself.  This blog chronicles Allen Arseneau's journey of becoming the best Big he can.
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