After a mentoring relationship that lasted 7 years, two young men from the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh network officially graduated from the community-based program this spring. The timing coincides with graduation of Ramello, the Little Brother, from Central Catholic High School in June. Frank, Ramello's Big Brother, supported his Little with guidance on everything from scoring touchdowns to academics as he grew into a successful young man.
This fall, Ramello will start college at Youngstown State University to play football. And the volunteer-supported mentoring network organization that matched the pair during Ramello's most transformative years will mark 50 years with a celebration in September, too.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Pittsburgh is celebrating a half-decade of fostering essential connections like Ramello and Frank's with its annual Fly Away Bash, set for Sept. 10. The Fly Away Bash
takes place at the Voyager Hangar at Allegheny County Airport, 1901 Lebanon Road, West Mifflin. For more information, call (412) 204-1216.