School Patrol: Big Brother Big Sister Amachi

Posted at 5:40 PM, May 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-05-01 20:45:06-04

NASHVILLE, Tenn. (WTVF) — when 10-year-old Minniana discovered fellow students had "Big brothers and big sisters" visiting them during school lunch, she decided she wanted one as well.

She talked to her mom and a call was made. It wasn't long, before Minniana and Jodi Claybaugh were a "Big" and "Little."

They were brought together, through Big Brothers Big Sisters Amachi program - a program geared toward children with an incarcerated parent or caretaker.

After extensive screening, the child and adult are connected, and find themselves spending quality time together.

Jodi, a newlywed, had always enjoyed being around kids, and thought she and Minniana could form a bond, and that's exactly what happened.

BBBS is always looking for more adults to become "Bigs" to a needy child.

If you're interested, contact them, at