Match: Little – Jamira Big – Whitney Holmes
Match Date: June 2012
Little’s High School: Hamilton Southeastern High School
Little Sister Jamira and Big Sister Whitney Holmes have been matched together for 11 years. Jamira will be graduating from Hamilton Southeastern High School in May 2023. Jamira wants to go to nursing school and become a travel nurse.
During their time in the BBBSCI (Big Brothers Big Sisters of Central Indiana) program Little Sister Jamira and Big Sister Whitney enjoyed all their memories, going on walks, their favorite restaurant "Scotty’s," Taylor Swift concert, Pacers, and Colts games. Jamira shared that Whitney taught her patience, knowledge, and consistency. She also shared that she would be different if she had not met Whitney. That she has gained confidence, found her voice, and grew into a better person/individual. Whitney shared that Jamira taught her patience and understanding.
Whitney said if she could share one thing with Jamira about her impact on her life she would say, "Jamira has impacted me by reminding me that everyone is fighting battles we know nothing about. If you could peel back the layers of her and truly get to know all of her and what she has been through in her life, you would be shocked. You would want to hug her and never let go, based on the trauma she has had to endure. You would want to have girls' nights with her whenever you are free. You would want to be around her because the energy she gives off is pure love and light. Jamira has changed my life in so many ways but mostly, she reminds me daily that life is never as bad as it seems and that being strong is a choice. She is the epitome of strength, and I am so thankful for her." The BBBSCI Family will be rooting for both Jamira and Whitney after graduating from the program. We wish you both the best of luck!