BBBSCI Class of 2021: CJ and Richard

Match: Little Brother CJ and Big Brother Richard Shulte Jr.
Match Date: August 15, 2011
High School: Lawrence Central High School

Little Brother CJ and Big Brother Richard Shulte Jr. have been matched together for 9.5 years. CJ is looking forward to graduating high school in Spring and plans to take a gap year before attending IUPUI in 2022. CJ and Richard are going to miss being a part of our program!

Over the years, CJ shared that he has really loved going to the comic book store with his Big Brother (this has been their most frequent and favorite activity to do together). CJ has also really enjoyed attending some Indy Fuel Hockey games over the years as well! One memory that stands out especially for Big Brother Richard is when CJ was inducted into the National Honors Society. Richard was proud of how hard CJ worked to maintain his grades in order to be inducted & was so excited to share that experience with him. 

When reflecting on their relationship and how CJ has grown from it, CJ shared that Richard has been a great moral role model for him and really has taught him how to be a good person. CJ expressed his gratitude for having his Big Brother in his life over the past 10 years and know that they will remain friends for life. 

As CJ moves into this new chapter of his life, Richard leaves him with this message, “Be kind, and all decisions have consequences of some kind.” We can’t wait to see all that you accomplish in your future, CJ! Good luck! 

Related Stories