Mentor Finds More than He Expected

Originally Published in the Saskatoon StarPheonix.

Scott Sherstobitoff become a Big Brother to bolster his application to a university education program — but then he met a boy who reminded him of himself at the same age.

“The first time we met was in the Big Brothers offices. I remember Jake was a lot shorter back then — probably about a foot shorter, at least. And he was very shy and very docile, very quiet, and he barely spoke the whole time.

“So mostly I had to talk to his mother. But I remember thinking, ‘He seems like a really nice kid,’ and I thought “This is going to work out really well.’ Jake just turned out to be a gem.”

That’s Jake Scriven, now 17 years old. He’s an only child, so his mom suggested he try the program to have a role model — Sherstobitoff laughs as Jake says this — and make friends.

Click here to read the full article in the Saskatoon StarPheonix.

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