Sassy Sisters Patience & Alyssa Need BBBS Mentors

TOPEKA, Kansas (WIBW) -- Thanks to the Bowl for Kids' Sake fundraiser, more than 50 kids in northeast Kansas will get matched up with a mentor. But many children in the Capital City are still waiting for a positive role model to come into their lives.

13 News continues its Big Brothers Big Sisters stories, with two sassy sisters who love to have fun.

Eight-year-old Alyssa and 7-year-old Patience are fun-loving sisters who certainly would keep anyone on their toes.

"Fun, going swimming, going to the park, going to the movies," are some of their favorite things to do.

They live with their grandmother Crystal, and yes, they all love spending time together, but Crystal thought a mentor through Big Brothers Big Sisters could add more to their lives.

"To give them both somebody they could connect to, just somebody to hang out with besides myself, talk to. Do some fun things with," Crystal said.

Don't let their interviews fool you; these girls aren't shy at all. Once the camera stopped rolling, they showed off their free-spirited, curious personalities and hardly stopped talking.

Of course for 7 and 8-year-olds, their only priority is having fun, but they'd also like to tell a big sister about problems at school or -

"Boys," Crystal said. "Alyssa's starting to like boys at this age. She's only in 3rd grade, so that's a little scary!"

Well, that's normal, isn't it?

For Crystal, the most important trait in a big sister is someone who has goals, to set an example for her granddaughters.

"Very important, so they can look up to them and see where they want to be when they're that age."

If you have a fun-loving spirit that matches Alyssa and Patience, or if you know of two positive women who fit the description, call BBBS Topeka at (785) 234-5524.


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