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Alumni News & Stories
Arthur Wilson and Cliff Clarke
The campus pastor at Huntington University, Arthur Wilson, knows the value and even the necessity of having a strong figure in your life to serve as a guide and role model. While he now works as a pastor at the small Christian university in Huntington, Ind., there was a time in his life when he needed to benefit from the kind of guidance he now offers his students.
Today we launch an occasional column by Margaret Bernstein, journalist and former National Big Sister of the Year 2000. Margaret will be writing profiles for our alumni network, spotlighting former Bigs and Littles who are still doing great things for Big Brothers Big Sisters!
Former National Big Sister of the Year Reengages Alumni, with a Little Help from Catholic Big Brothers Big Sisters
Margaret Bernstein, well-known journalist and former National Big Sister of the Year, has stepped forward to help Big Brothers Big Sisters of America reengage and revitalize outreach to our enormous alumni network.
Big Brother and Little Brother, More than Forty Years Down the Road
Dave Wilson grew up in Baltimore, in the inner-city. His mother Diane worked multiple jobs to support her family. In time, she came to recognize that Dave needed someone in his life to learn and receive guidance from, to look up to. He needed someone who could serve as a male role model to help show him how to grow to be a respectable young man.
Michael Yokel understands firsthand the kind of impact that a strong mentor can have on a young person who lacks a role model. Not all that long ago, Yokel was a 12-year-old boy without any sort of male mentor figure in his life. He enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters of El Paso where he was eventually matched up with Charles “Chuck” Taylor.
Nathan is a former Little Brother who participated in the program with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Cincinnati. In recognition of the impact that his Big Brother Mike had on his life, Nathan chose to write the following op-ed for him, to coincide with National Mentoring Month.