Little Brother Lake is leaving Glenville for a new life in college. He wants to “get through the first year of college and keep my grades good,” and then work for a nonprofit organization (or start his own). And if not that, then he wants to work toward becoming a tattoo artist.
“One of my main goals before starting BBBS was getting through personal struggles and graduating,” he said. “I was skeptical about the program at first, but I always ended up having a really good time with Kaleb,” his Big Brother for the last two years. “Kaleb made me not feel so alone in a town where there aren’t many people in our community.”
Kaleb Lynch is so proud of Lake.
“I see Lake starting a new life for himself and am hoping things work out with him living with his Mimi,” he said. “I see him getting involved at his new school, making new friends, and just learning more about himself and life. I think he’s going to succeed academically. But more importantly, he’s going to discover a whole new life outside of Glenville and his small circle of friends and his relationship.”
Kaleb hopes this won’t be his last piece of advice for Lake, but here it is: “We can’t control other people’s actions or words, but we can control the way we react,” he said. “Always think before you act or react and think about why you’re acting or reacting that way. You’ll save yourself a lot of drama and stress if you do.”