The following is a press release from Big Brothers Big Sisters:
Local charitable organisation, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS), has announced a Youth Mentoring Forum this coming Saturday, 31 July, from 10am-12pm hosted at the Cayman International School.
The event, which is open to the public, will feature a panel discussion comprised of community experts. Panel moderator, Tammi Sulliman will be joined by Shannon Seymour, The Wellness Centre; Jon Clark, John Gray High School; Tara Nielsen, ARK; Jason Jones, Alex Panton Foundation and; Paul Byles from Academy Sports Club to explore the forum’s theme: “How important are mentors in helping Caymanian children and adolescents overcome the difficulties experienced during the pandemic and build resilience in a post-COVID world.”
Mentoring is at the very heart of what Big Brothers Big Sisters provides for children facing adversity in the Cayman Islands.
BBBS Chair, Pilar Bush, said: “For more than a century, Big Brothers Big Sisters worldwide has been helping change kids perspectives and giving them the opportunity to reach their potential. Here in Cayman, it has been our mission since 1995, to provide children with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-on-one relationships that change lives for better, forever.”
“This Forum aims to bring forward the issues children in Cayman are facing as a result of the pandemic and how we can help them deal with the very real impact of those in a post-COVID world.”
The event is sponsored by R3 Cayman Foundation, Maples Group and Tower Marketing.