We are thrilled to celebrate Big Brother of the Year Shawn Utt! Shawn has been a faithful Big Brother and a great friend to the agency. He is a consistent and caring role model in Little Brother Joseph’s life.
Joseph had many problems in school in 2012. He found himself in the principal’s office weekly, and his report cards showed D’s and F’s. Big Brother Shawn and Little Brother Joseph were matched in 2012 and have spent the past 3 years building their friendship. Joseph has not received a single disciplinary action since being matched with Shawn, and he brought home his first straight A report card this past year. During their time together, Shawn and Joseph research careers in engineering and video game design. Shawn tries to expose Joseph to new experiences and ideas that could trigger a passion, career path, or hobby.
It is easy to see how Shawn has changed Joseph’s life for the better, forever.