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"Safe Streets, Healthy Kids": Kendrick and Brittany with Big Brothers Big Sisters

Listen: On a gorgeous Saturday afternoon, I biked over to Mitchell Park to check out a round robin basketball tournament put on by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee. Pairs of bigs and littles of all ages competed in 2-on-2 basketball, a free throw shooting competition, and also just got to hang out while they ate orange slices. I only made it for the end, but I had a ton of fun.

In between games, I had a chance to sit down with little brother Kendrick and big sister Brittany, who were the runners up in their age group in the tournament. I talked to them about their time together as a match: see podcast below.

That kid Kendrick really loves pizza!

Out takes! Talking about a relationship is one thing, but seeing it in action is entirely different. During last year’s Make A Difference Campaign, I discovered a trick to get mentors and mentees to interact on that level — have them interview each other:

A bit more of Kendrick thinking about pizza, this time lamenting the loss of Pizza Man:

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Metro Milwaukee is looking for mentors right now! If you’re interested, go to their website and get involved . And on a personal note, I’m a big brother and I have totally loved the experience — you will too!

P r oduced by: Adam Carr