We've all hear about Big Brothers/Big Sisters programs. Now there's another one that' s catering to the military. It's their Military Mentoring Program called "Operation Bigs."
Christopher Viesca doesn't have a real brother. So he's hanging out with his Big Brother, Will White, a volunteer from "Operation Bigs."
"It's fun because he like sports like me, he likes football and basketball like me," said Christopher.
Growing up, Will had a "Big Brother" of his own and always knew he wanted to help someone like Christopher.
"It's been great. It's wonderful," said Will, "Chris is a great kid, he just loves going outside, loves activity, he's got a million questions for you.">
Operation Bigs is specifically for military families. Christopher's mother is a single mom stationed at Fort Hood. She says it's helpful for her son to have a man to look up to.
"Especially having a boy, he's like "mom you don't understand" so with him having an other person with him having another person to talk to, it's pretty cool," said Christopher mother, 1LT Vanessa Mena-Fernandez of Fort Hood's 2nd Chemical Battalion.
Families must live in Travis, Williamson, Hays, or Bell Counties and children must be between 9 to 16 years old of active-duty parents.
But aside from having someone to relate to, Chris could soon be eligible for a $2,000 scholarship through the program when he graduates high school.
But for now, he's just enjoying his time with his new friend.
"It's fun to get out of the house and not be here all the time like I like to play sports and go to the movies and stuff," said Christopher.
The program hopes to serve 70 children.
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