Cindi has been a long-time mentor, working with Blue Cross Blue Shield of Michigan. In recent years, she has been a Big at our Lunch Buddies program at Sampson-Webber Leadership Academy in Detroit. During this program, Cindi was matched with Carlos in fall of 2015.
Carlos, is the second oldest child with 6 brothers and sisters at home! As you can imagine, Mom needs lots of help from Carlos, so when Cindi wanted to transition into meeting outside of just the Site Based program at school, she thought it was a great opportunity for Carlos to try new activities and have some fun!
Together, they’ve gone to the Michigan Science Center, seen movies, the Detroit Zoo, sporting events like; the Red Wings, University of Detroit Mercy Titans, MSU football, Detroit Lions, and several Tigers games. They even got the chance to go on the field at Comerica Park before the game and meet the umpires, Carlos was ecstatic! They also love to participate in events like the Color Run and Carlos even got a new bike to keep up his goal of increasing physical activity!