There are many sweet moments to reminisce about when looking back at the past 14 years for Jason and Juan. Matched in 2004 when Juan was only seven years old, Jason still remembers “holding [Juan’s] hand and walking across the street to the park” for the first time. Since that time their Match has grown into a true friendship even with Juan now in the army and stationed in Afghanistan.
It was also through Big Brother’s Big Sister’s that Jason met his wife. The happy couple is currently celebrating their 10th wedding anniversary and have two wonderful sons. His oldest son will turn seven this year –the same age Jason began his humbling journey with Juan. In Jason’s words “my little brother Juan has impacted my life more than I feel I have impacted him…my experience as a Big Brother has prepared me to be the father I am today.”
In 2018, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is turning 100 years old and celebrating 100 years of mentoring in Colorado! We will be sharing 100 stories to commemorate our 100 years of history. These stories will highlight the value and importance of mentoring in the lives of current and alumni Littles, Bigs, families, and community partners. Check out our blog each week to view the next story in the series. If you have a story you would like to share, please visit our story collection portal at: https://form.jotform.com/73046559388166.