Butterfield Bank recently donated $500 to the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cayman. BBBS is a model-mentoring program that offers support to families, especially to single parents, with children who are in need of some adult supervision and care.
Since the 1980s, the Caymanian community including parents, teachers and social workers have been utilizing the program, which is quickly gaining popularity throughout the world, said a Butterfield press release.
‘We at Big Brothers Big Sisters are very grateful to Butterfield Bank for this much needed donation,’ said BBBS Executive Director Clifton Gayle.
‘We are sure that this will make a difference in the lives of those that are in the program. It does make us feel encouraged to see that Butterfield has taken a keen interest in the lives of the children of these Islands. Again, a very big thank you.’
In Cayman, BBBS offers two types of mentoring programs. School-based is where a big brother or big sister is matched with a student and mentoring is done mostly during school hours. Community-based, the more popular of the two, is where youths are mentored for a minimum of two hours per week, during an agreed upon time.
Butterfield Bank’s Monique Bush commented, ‘Big Brothers Big Sisters is a rewarding programme that will benefit children of all ages. We fully support mentoring programmes and look forward to working with this organisation.’
For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters contact Clifton Gayle at 945-6315.