Thursday, July 2, 2015

Becoming a father figure: Local men making big impact

Mentors, role models, brothers and fathers all have a positive impact on their charges.
THMEDIA.COM, June 21, 2015

"In Washington Park on a warm Monday afternoon, a man kicks a soccer ball toward a young boy who squeals in delight as he returns it.

Jon Peiffer, 25, has been mentoring Christian Dias, 9, for a year. It was something Peiffer always wanted to do, and now, he had time. So he contacted Mentor Dubuque, previously known as Big Brothers and Big Sisters of Dubuque.

'This is my opportunity to give back,' Peiffer said. 'I had really amazing parents, and I was taught when you're blessed with something, you pay it forward.'" Read more

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