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Big Brothers, Big Sisters teen goes to inauguration

(WMC-TV) - A Mid-South boy is getting a chance to experience history when he attends President Obama's second inauguration.

It's a chance he thought he would never get, and it's all thanks to the Big Brothers, Big Sisters program.

15-year-old Brandon Rodgers and his big brother have been all over the place together.

Exposing the Whitehaven High School student to new sights, foods, people and places.

"Going places like Florida, Kentucky, places I thought I'd never go before," said Brandon Rodgers.

Imagine what his reaction will be after he sees President Barack Obama's inauguration in the nation's capital in person Monday.

"Never dreamed of it," he said.

His big brother, who happens to be Shelby County Commissioner Steve Mulroy, is taking Rodgers along for the trip full of museums, monuments, and once in a lifetime opportunities.

"I get to say that I've been there before. It will be a great story to tell my family and friends when I get back to school," said Rodgers.

Mulroy and Rodgers were matched up seven years ago. Building a friendship takes time, though now for these two it's all smiles.

"Obviously with Barack Obama being the first African-American president this is real history here," said Mulroy.

If you are interested in being a Big Brother or Big Sister contact Big Brothers Big Sisters of Greater Memphis.

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