MIDDLETOWN - Nick Boscia took one look up the 35-foot climb at The Gravity Vault, an indoor rock-climbing gym, and turned to his 12-year-old buddy Aiden.“OK, Aiden, you go first,” the 26-year-old Boscia said, cracking a smile. “Test the ropes, make sure they work.”Aiden got the joke and was all too happy to oblige. Within a couple of minutes he scaled the wall and descended, beaming as he passed the harness to Nick.“Your turn,” the sixth-grader said. “That was fun.”Fun is the idea when Nick and Aiden get together twice a month, a friendship brokered by Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties. The Asbury Park-based agency turns 40 this spring, and it needs help. Though it serves more than 600 kids from the area through one-to-one mentorships, there are 50 additional boys on a waiting list for male mentors. RELATED: How to become a mentor for Big Brothers Big Sisters“If you have the time it really is a great program and you feel like you’re making a difference,” said Boscia, an accountant who lives in Red Bank. “In other service types of things you might not see the benefits. I actually feel like I’m making a difference because I… Read full this story
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