Today was an extreme outing for Little Hunter and Big Allen Arseneau. They finished up the Freedom Trail, but then witnessed a horrific accident.Read More
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.
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The Fates smiled on us – our first outing will be a memorable one. We had to deal with a blizzard, being chased around the mall with cheesy fingers, and almost crying...all on our first outing.Read More
Yesterday, I met my Little, Braylon, for the first time. He is 7 years old, likes hot dogs and chocolate, likes to shoot hops and read, and loves Legos.Read More
People often ask me what is it like to be a Big Brother. Is it hard? My answer...being a Big is amazing. This blog captures my journey of becoming a Big Brother (through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay, BBBSMB), and my Little's journey of growing up.Read More