Meet my friend Khalil. I met him about 6 years ago through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Program. I was matched with his spunky, fun and beautiful sister Ariell and was lucky enough to have both of them in my life. Khalil is graduating from Skyline High School this year and I was thrilled that he asked me to take his senior photos. I know the future is very bright for this guy. Even now as a teen he’s immersed himself into adulthood much sooner than others. He works quite often in downtown Dallas with former Mayor Dwaine R. Caraway as he is a City Council intern. He’s extremely involved in an amazing organization called HOBY -who’s mission is to inspire and develop the community of youth and volunteers to a life dedicated to leadership, service and innovation. Khalil is a major leader in this organization and fully sees that one person can make a difference and he’s the one leading the charge in most cases. On top of all of that Khalil is an outstanding member of Big Brothers Big Sisters, he’s received many accolades along the way through this organization. Often when I describe Khalil to others – I find myself saying that he reminds me of an early MLK. He sees change needed in the world and wants to be the one to make a difference right now. Khalil – I know you will touch many lives along the way – I’m proud to know you and I’m even more excited to see where life takes you!