BBBSCI Class of 2021: El and Annelise “Lisi”

Match: Little El and Big Sister Annelise “Lisi” 
Match Date: July 18, 2018
High School: Purdue Polytechnic High School 

Little El and Big Sister Lisi have been matched together for 2.5 years. El has been working hard this past year to complete their school work and graduate from high school. At this time, El is still considering their plans for the future and what is in store for them. 

Lisi originally decided to become a Big because she wanted to find a new friend to explore Indianapolis with. Luckily, she was matched with a perfect Little, El! 

Drew Neddo, their Mentoring Relationship Specialist, submitted El and Lisi as his Match of the Year nomination this year. He submitted them because of how strong their relationship is, how confident El has become through having Lisi as a consistent and caring adult in their life, and how much these two care for one another. 

These two have spent a lot of time in Broad Ripple going out for ice cream & food, they have really enjoyed going to Gen Con together, and this year they have enjoyed many FaceTime dates and hanging out in El’s backyard. Over this past year, one thing that the match worked on together was helping El get their first job. Lisi had past experience working as a recruiter, so she was able to help El with their interview & speaking skills and resume skills. Now for the past several months, El has been working and really enjoying themselves at their job. 

When Drew was asked to come up with three words that best describe this match, he chose creative, laid back, and focused. 

We know these two will miss being in the program, but this will not be the end of the road for their relationship. Good luck with this next chapter in your life, El! 

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