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Rob & Jabril

Rob & Jabril

Matched 2015
    Philadelphia County, PA

Big Brother Rob met Little Brother Jabril at the beginning of October this year. With a shared interest in arts and design, Jabril was extremely excited to meet Rob because he thought it was “awesome” that Rob is an architect.

Rob and Jabril are part of a partnership program with the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. This new program matches children who are victims of peer-to-peer violence with a mentor from Big Brothers Big Sisters as a form of violence intervention.

During their match meeting, Jabril asked for more time to spend with Rob to talk. They shared thoughts about favorite hobbies and activities, and planned several outings for their first few months. Jabril was ecstatic to finally have a Big of his own, and made a drawing to showcase his feelings for Rob.

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