Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Los Angeles Announcement
BBBSLA is proud to recognize Big Brother Jon Shigematsu and Big Sister Lyric Everly as 2021 Bigs of the Year for their extraordinary dedication to helping their Littles achieve their biggest possible futures!
Lyric first became involved with BBBS 15 years ago when she became a Big Sister in Austin, Texas to an 11-year-old named Gabby, whom she is still in touch with today.
In 2017, she became a Big Sister for the second time in Los Angeles to 11-year-old Estrella. “Estrella has taught me that advocating for a child will be the most heart-opening experience of your life,” says Lyric.
“Over the last 4 years together, we've made it a priority to try new things and give her as many new experiences as possible. We've done beach clean-ups, volunteered at animal shelters, delivered meals to home-bound patients, fed the homeless, hiked, surfed, cooked, and attended movie screenings and sports games," recalls Lyric. "Both of my matches have given me the opportunity to empower, ignite, and defend the potential of young ladies who can and will impact the world."
Estrella, on the other hand, believes Lyric was the perfect Big Sister for her, "Lyric is the most loving and kind person I have ever met. It's as if she was my real sister."