Brandon Jeffries joined the Big Brothers Big Sisters program, hoping to have an impact on little brother, Alex. But after two years of mentoring, Jeffries realized Alex wasn’t the only one growing in positive ways.
“It is a big change, and since it changed him, of course it changed me,” he said.
Jeffries is an exceptional role model for kids with his diverse high school resume that encompasses athletics, arts and academics.
The Kentucky Governor’s Scholar has been captain of the varsity boys soccer team and an all-district tournament team member for two years. In the off-season, he performs in spring musicals and fall dramas, all the while maintaing a 4.558 grade-point average.
Jeffries, son of Harold and Diane Jeffries, is also Senior Class vice president and Fellowship of Christian Athletes president.
In the fall, he’ll head to the University of Kentucky, where he received a Presidential Scholarship, to study electrical and computer engineering.
He also hopes to continue following in the footsteps of his role model, Lori Akers, youth leader at Calvary Baptist Church in Danville.
“She leads by Christian example, and her love for God shows through her love for others,” he said.