Going to the movies. Throwing a baseball around in the back yard. Talking about problems at school.

Most children have someone at home to do all of those things with. But many don’t. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Georgia tries to make sure that such children in the Dalton area have adults in their lives to provide that sort of interaction. The group matches up volunteers with “Little Brothers” or “Little Sisters.”

One of those volunteers, Steve Quast, typifies just what a Big Brother should be, say officials with the group.

Quast has volunteered for the organization for more than 11 years, and he has served as Big Brother to two different Dalton-area boys.

“He has really been very active, someone we can always count on,” said Joy Crump, a match specialist with the group.

Quast, she says, has not only been involved one-on-one with each of his Little Brothers, he has always made sure they were involved in activities with his family. Quast has three children of his own.

They go to movies together and to baseball games. Quast has even included the little brothers in family vacations.

Quast has taken them rafting and horseback riding, and taught one how to drive.

“He really is very involved in their lives,” said Crump.

For his efforts to help improve the lives of his “Littles,” The Daily Citizen names Steve Quast as Citizen of the Week.

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