Waiting Little of the Month: Meet Jacob


Waiting Little of the Month: Meet Jacob

by Kara Hopkins
Posted October 29, 2018

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cape Cod & the Islands is making a real difference in the lives of more than 323 youth on the Cape and Martha’s Vineyard. With more than 100 children waiting for mentors, there is a continued need for caring adult volunteers, specifically male volunteers.

One waiting Little, Jacob, interviewed over a year ago.

Jacob is an 11 year old and lives in Forestdale (Sandwich). He’s full of energy, enjoys the outdoors, and sports. In fact, he’s looking for someone to help him learn new ones. “I think it would be really fun to try new sports that I haven’t tried yet. I learned about this game in Germany called Cricket… I think it would be fun to try and learn that.”

When asked what the best thing about getting a Big would be he responded, “Do anything outside with me! I really like being active and trying new sports and it would be really fun to have a Big Brother to go outside and play. I want my Big Brother to ride bikes with me, fish and practice baseball with me.”

Jacob would benefit from a Big Brother and having an additional, positive adult in his life to help boost his confidence and help him explore new interests, new sports, and the outdoors!


There are many other kids like Jacob throughout the Cape and Martha’s Vineyard who are waiting to be matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister. If you are interested in learning more about how to become a mentor, visit our website HERE. We hope you’ll also consider sharing Jacob’s story to help him and other kids on the wait list find a Big!

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