Real Life Stories

In our lives, each of us has shared an important connection with someone who broadened our horizons and brought hope into our lives.

It was the person who laughed at your jokes, taught you to throw that perfect spiral, or sat in the front row to cheer you on, even when it was embarrassing. These are the little moments that Big Brothers and Big Sisters experience every day.

These real life stories are just a few of the ways Big Brothers Big Sisters is changing lives and communities forever.

2017 Delaware Big Brother of the Year Anthony (Tony) Whitten

Tony is a Technology Specialist & resides in Wilmington with his wife & son. Tony has been matched with his Little Brother Nasir for over 10 years! “I have wanted very much to help Nasir, and this award suggest that perhaps I have succeeded in some measure,” said Tony....Read More »


2017 Delaware Big Sister of the Year Cheryl Mitchell

Cheryl works in the Administrative Division for the City of Wilmington, Delaware, Office of Wilmington Mayor Mike Purzycki & is a devoted mother & grandmother. Cheryl first met her Little Sister Niz’a as a School-Based Mentor in 2010. Soon after they were matched, the pair expanded their relationship to a “Community-Based Match”,...Read More »


Congratulations Javier - Class of 2015!

“Tonight I had the distinct honor of attending the graduation of Javier at University of Delaware’s Bob Carpenter Center. I first met Javier in February 2006 when he was a 3rd grader and was selected to be my “little brother” [I can no longer call him that as you...Read More »


Mentors Give Back To Our Country And To Kids As Well!

At Big Brothers Big Sisters of Delaware we are proud to salute two of our mentors who are not only heroes in our country but are heroes to their “Little” Brother and “Little” Sister in our program.

Air Force Staff Sergeant, Christina Rosado has been in the Big Brothers Big Sisters...Read More »