Gammon named Big Brother of Year

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Michael Gammon, left, and his Little, Matthew Thomas, have been matched for more than three years.

Gammon named Big Brother of Year

AUBURN – The Child Health Center’s Big Brothers Big Sisters community-based mentoring program has announced that Michael Gammon has received the Big Brother of the Year Award for his service over the last three years.

Gammon is a resident of Auburn and has been matched with his Little Brother, Matthew Thomas, for more than three years. Staff said Gammon has been an exceptional Big Brother and a positive male role model. He has been particularly supportive of the program in general and has offered his assistance to Diane Blanchard, case manager in charge of the program, when possible.

Gammon has provided someone for his Little Brother to look up to and respect, and as a result, Thomas has improved in school, baseball and basketball and said that he has “learned to always try to do his best.”

Community mentoring matches adult mentors with youth. The one-to-one relationship helps build a friendship that can positively influence self-esteem and academic performance.

Those interested in becoming a Big Brother or Big Sister or those who want more information on mentoring programs should call the Child Health Center at 782-5437, ext. 79, and ask for Big Brothers Big Sisters or send an e-mail to diane.blanchard@childhealthcenter.org.

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