BBBSCI Class of 2020: Elijah and Donald

Match: Little Brother Elijah and Big Brother Donald Schweitzer

Match Date: March 22, 2016

High School: Charles A. Tindley Accelerated School

Little Brother Elijah and Big Brother Donald Schweitzer have been matched together for 4 years. Elijah, a 21st Century Scholar through the Indiana Commission for Higher Education, is planning to attend Illinois State University this fall. He is undecided in what he wants to study and hopes to figure it out once he is there. Good luck, Elijah!

When asked about their experience in our program, Little Brother Elijah said that Big Brother Donald has taught him different trades like carpentry and welding. He also shared that his biggest areas of growth have been in his self confidence and social skills. Elijah appreciates how Donald always gave him good advice and cared about him and his future. The most memorable thing they did together was riding bikes along the Monon. Donald shared that the biggest change he has seen in Elijah is that he is independent and made great strides in working through his anger management. Donald’s all time favorite activity that he and Elijah would do together was driving around the city to look at nice homes.

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