Match: Little – Taijanay Big – Caryn O’Sullivan

Match Date:  February 25, 2020

Little’s High School:  North Central High School

Little Sister Taijanay and Big Sister Caryn have been Matched together for three years. Taijanay will be graduating from North Central Highschool in May of 2023, and plans to attend college in the Fall.

During their time in the BBBSCI program, Little Sister Taijanay and Big Sister Caryn have enjoyed checking out local Black Owned businesses, bowling, going to Pacers games, and seeing the Winter lights at Newfield's. Taijanay has shared that her Big has taught her to be open minded and to try new things. During their time together, taijanay says she has gained so much knowledge, and looks forward to a lifetime together!

Caryn shared that she has learned a lot about systemic inequities from her Little and how things like income disparity can impact opportunity. She has also enjoyed learning more about Taijanay’s culture and experience as a Black woman. She has shared that she has gained a lot of perspective from Taijanay, and has truly enjoyed discovering Indianapolis with her.

Both Caryn and Taijanay are looking forward to their relationship continuing after graduation. The BBBSCI Family will be rooting for both of them as they graduate from the program. We wish you both the best of luck!