Cornwall Ontario — Two former Little Brothers who are heading off to college received bursaries that will help put a dent in their educational costs thanks to a local charitable organization. Mikael Brisebois and Patrick Atchison each received a generous bursary of $1500 from local charity Rachel’s Kids.
Rachel’s Kids was founded by local dentist, Dr. Rachel Navaneelan. The organization helps children in need as well as supporting several education initiatives, including awarding scholarships and building schools. Rachel’s Kids helps local children, as well as children around the world.
Mikael Brisebois has been a Little with the Big Brothers Big Sisters One-on-One Mentoring Program for 6 years. Mik has volunteered with Big Brothers Big Sisters and at community events and participated in extracurricular activities at his high school, La Citadelle. He was named Little Brother if the Year in 2012. Mik credits the mentoring program for making a difference in his life. He will be talking the Business Administration Program at La Cite in September.
Patrick Atchison was matched in Big Brothers Big Sisters One-on-One Mentoring Program for 10 years. Patrick has been very active in volunteering at many community events with his Big Brother D’Arcy Grant and was named Little Brother of the Year in 2009. Patrick was also elected as one of Cornwall’s Citizens of the Future. He had a very positive experience in the mentoring program and is now in the process of becoming a Big Brother himself. Patrick will be attending in the Police Foundations Program at Algonquin College in Ottawa in September.