Big Brother Mike has impacted Vance’s life for the better by introducing Vance to new experiences. Prior to having Mike as his mentor, Vance was very quiet and rarely opened up to people. However, Mike values Vance’s opinions, thoughts, and preferences - he really listens to him. Because of this, Vance has gained confidence and is able to articulate his wants and opinions. Mike's mentorship is now more important than ever as Vance is growing into a teenager and starting to make bigger life decisions.