Match: Little Brother Daniel and Big Brother Ryan Bowen
Match Date: February 25, 2015
High School: Noblesville High School
Little Brother Daniel and Big Brother Ryan have been matched together for 6 years. Daniel is looking forward to graduating from high school this Spring and has plans to attend college in the Fall. Daniel and Ryan are going to miss being a part of our program!
Daniel is also the recipient of a Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana Be Big Scholarship. This scholarship was made possible through funding from the Ivy Tech Foundation and Ingram Micro. This scholarship can be used for room/board, textbooks, tuition, and other expenses incurred during their study.
Big Brother Ryan recently shared that one of their longtime goals has been for Daniel to be accepted into college, so it was especially sweet this past year when Daniel was accepted into multiple colleges & received a Be Big Scholarship as well. Ryan shared that this journey hasn’t always been the smoothest, so watching it come to fruition was very rewarding.
When Daniel was reflecting on his time in the program and the impact his Big Brother has had he shared, “Now thanks to my Big, I’ve been accepted into four colleges and I also had a good run in my high school career. I have gained so much from my Big Brother, things that have provided me with a better mindset, and the comfort of knowing that I have someone who wants to help me and see me succeed. I was given so much, whether it be a better understanding of college, how to treat others, and how to appear professional both physically and mentally. Also with all that I have learned, I have used it to help others. I utilized what I was taught from my Big to help others whether it be my family, friends, or people I have recently met. I have shared what I learned about high school, college and the whole process, along with things to do or look forward to and the necessary traits to keep that’ll lead to a successful life or mindset.”
As Daniel moves into this next chapter of his life, Ryan wants to leave him with this message, “Continue to be the high character, kind, and friendly person you are while also staying focused on working hard in all that you do. Set goals and work hard to stay committed to them.”
We can’t wait to see all that you accomplish, Daniel! Keep up the amazing work.