Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands is seeking to recruit 72 adult mentors during the month of March.
With 72 youth currently waiting for a mentor, and more being referred every day, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands (BBBSCCI) is challenging themselves and the community to sign up for its campaign, “Erase The Wait.”
“Recruiting volunteers, particularly male-identifying volunteers is our highest need right now,” says JR Mell, Regional Director for BBBSCCI. “We hope this campaign will raise awareness and allow us to eliminate the wait for Cape & Islands kids seeking a mentor. Mentoring is a great way to give back, but we often hear from mentors that they get way more out of the experience than they give.”
Many organizations and community members have already shown commitment to making this campaign successful. First Citizens’ Federal Credit Union (FCFCU), Nauset Disposal, Senator Julian Cyr, State Rep. Steve Xiarhos, Cape Cod Young Professionals (CCYP), JT’s Chronicles, Cape & Islands DA Office, Barnstable Sherriff, Hog Island Brewery and Mid-Cape Home Centers are just a few who have agreed to amplify this campaign through their networks. FCFCU will be hosting BBBSCCI at their Mashpee branch on Monday, Feb. 27, from 12 to 1 p.m. with free food and staff from BBBS will be on hand to answer questions. Additionally, CCYP is partnering with BBBSCCI at their March 2 After Hours Connect event from 5 to 7 p.m. at the Pelham House in Dennis Port. Registration for the CCYP event is required and can be done so through the CCYP website.
“Never, in our 49-year history, have we attempted a campaign of this magnitude,” noted Mell. “I’m confident our community will step up and erase the wait.”
Anyone interested in volunteering or learning more can visit the BBBS website: https://emassbigs.org/erasethewait/. Groups or organizations who may want to help BBBS with this campaign may contact JR Mell, Regional Director at email@example.com or 508-827-8170.