For several years now, numerous Orme students have participated as “Bigs” in the Mayer Big Brothers Big Sisters program. Last weekend a new group of local “Littles” visited our campus and spent the morning with Orme student volunteer Bigs.
After meeting and playing some ice breaker games together, the group went Up Top to see the horses. The Littles were very excited about that, but a few were a bit nervous seeing horses up close for the first time. With her sweet and friendly demeanor, one of Orme’s miniature therapy horses named Pearl helped those students feel more comfortable, and they even got to pet her.
Afterwards, everyone enjoyed brunch together in Founders Hall before the Littles had to return to Mayer.
There were many hugs and a few tears as the Littles boarded the bus to leave. However, they will all be back on campus in a few weeks to spend more time with their amazing and dedicated Orme Bigs!