Citizen of the Week: Hilda Nelson

November 16, 2013
(Originally published in the November 16th 2013 issue of The Daily Citizen)

The Daily Citizen

Hilda Nelson is known as a person who always steps up to the task whenever there’s a need — and often even before she’s asked.

The volunteer and board director for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Georgia has helped with the organization since 1996, said Executive Director Staci Halyak. The organization pairs adults with children of the same sex in a mentor program designed to assist children who need it. Continue reading

Little Moments Big Impact: A Big Brother guides his Littles into the future

(Originally published in the July/August issue of Dalton Magazine)

Photo by Misty Watson

by Connie Hall-Scott

Think back to when you were young. Was there a special person — a teacher, a coach, or maybe a family member — you looked up to, who made a special effort to spend quality time with you, and who taught you to believe in yourself and the importance of your relationships with others?

For identical twins Tyler and Skyler Pittman that person is their Big Brother, Gene Gilreath. The trio are brothers not by birth, but by the careful selection of an organization dedicated to helping young people realize their potential and build bright futures. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Georgia Mountains matched Gilreath with the boys after their single mother, Krissy Pittman, decided she needed a strong male role model for her sons. Continue reading