BALTIMORE MALE ELECTED OFFICIALS HELP KICK OFF BMORE, BE BIG CAMPAIGN
Sunday, November 1, 2015
BALTIMORE—Tomorrow, Councilman Brandon M. Scott, Councilman Eric T. Costello, and other Elected Officials will help to kick off the Bmore, Be Big Campaign.
During the days of unrest that followed the death of Freddie Gray, Big Brothers Big Sisters saw an unprecedented, 3,000% increase in volunteer mentor inquiries. Now six months later, the organization reports that only two percent of those interested male applicants from the surge have actually completed the application process. Councilman Brandon M. Scott said “it’s clear that the women of Baltimore have gotten the message about how important mentoring is. Now it’s up to the men of Baltimore to match that intensity for wanting to be there for our young men.”
The Bmore, Be BIG campaign will go on throughout the month of November and will focus on getting men to mentor the many young men from Baltimore that are currently on Big Brothers and Big Sisters waiting list. Currently more than a quarter of the children on Big Brothers and Big Sisters waiting list are boys in Baltimore. Councilman Eric T. Costello said “the data shows that mentoring can change and save lives. Although it may seem small, these mentoring experiences can be life altering for our young people.”
WHO: Baltimore’s Male Elected Officials
WHAT: Officials are partnering with Big Brothers and Big Sisters of The Greater Chesapeake for Campaign to match city boys with a mentor.
WHERE: Rotunda, City Hall, 100 North Holliday Street.
WHEN: Monday, November 2, 2015 at 2:00pm