Kids in Queue: Meet Mark!

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September 1st, 2015
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In this bi-monthly column, we profile one ready-to-be-matched Little Brother or Sister. His/her name is changed, but it’s always a real story about a real child waiting on a Big Brother or Sister in our programs. By sharing, we hope to inspire a prospective volunteer – you? someone you know? – to come forward. And if you’ve already made a commitment to mentoring, we hope you’ll keep this story moving until we identify a great match!


Mark lives in Waltham with his mom and the family pet, a dog. He’s 10 and entering the fifth grade. Mark’s dad passed away, unexpectedly, earlier this year. Notes his mom, it was a big loss for Mark. “He and his dad did everything together.”

Mark’s mom describes him as understated and funny. “I am pretty funny,” Mark concurs. He describes himself as a bit of a homebody, who likes winding down with video games, music and movies. He noted, however, that he’s also quite active. (He enjoys soccer and laser tag.) And he loves eating out at the Ninety-Nine.

Mark’s ideal Big Brother: A young guy (20s or very early 30s). Must be stable, consistent, patient and high-energy. Bonus: Can talk soccer and video games! Mark enjoys chatting about both.

Make a difference for Mark or another child on our waitlist. Mentor! Complete this form to get started.