Although "Big" Pam Slomiany and her "Little" enjoy activities like paddleboarding and bowling, it's the little things that make a big impact.
"It's more based on a relationship rather than monetary gifts and giving," said Slomiany, a "Big" with Big Brothers Big Sisters Pittsburgh. "Just to know someone else besides a parent is caring about them and encouraging them … it makes a big difference."
As a child, I remember spending countless hours in front of the television watching "Back to the Future." I dreamed about driving a DeLorean designed just for time travel so I could alter my childhood. I wanted to create a past that was no longer marred by memories of a fragmented home and an absentee dad. But unlike the movie, I could not go back in time.