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A Leader by Example

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Washington Post |

Summary Atlantic grantee, Big Brothers Big Sisters, names Big Brother of the Year. Sylvester Fulton, a 46-year-old Memphis resident, was recently named Big Brother of the Year by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. He has been a Big Brother to Jeremy Moore, 15, for more than four years. Sylvester Fulton had plenty of excuses when he was invited to be a Big Brother in 2001: “I was a full-time grad student. I had just found that I had diabetes. I had a wife and daughter. And I had this real bad habit of playing golf whenever I could.” Fulton got involved while president of the Memphis chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha, the nation’s oldest black Greek-letter college fraternity. The group has a national partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters. For full text, click here (registration required): Washington Post

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