When a child in need is matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister, it doesn’t take long to notice the changes: Parents say their children start focusing on school work, they get along better with their siblings and – best of all – they start talking about the future.
I asked a group of parents, “Why? Why do your children respond so quickly and dramatically to this one friend in their life?”
One parent said, “That’s easy. They start to feel accountable.”