For nearly 100 years, JBBBS has been a pioneer in Greater Boston’s youth mentoring movement, so it was with great excitement that the agency celebrated the expansion of its Children’s Programs to the North Shore this fall.
“Here, we believe it takes a village – and a Big Brother or Sister is an important part of it,” said JBBBS President & CEO, Harvey Lowell. “We’re pleased to be able to extend our services to children and families who’ve long expressed interest in them – and to open up volunteer opportunities to new prospective Big Brothers and Sisters who have so much to offer.” Lowell noted that the expansion to the North Shore was made possible, in part, through a Community Grant from Combined Jewish Philanthropies (CJP), with funds used primarily to develop niche marketing and to intensify outreach efforts to families and prospective volunteers from Marblehead, Swampscott, Peabody, Salem and surrounding towns.
A kickoff event featuring CJP President, Barry Shrage, as keynote, took place on September 13 at the Jewish Community Center of the North Shore.
In total, JBBBS serves over 500 clients per year and expects to grow this number through the expansion.