Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay Selected As A Launch Partner of Life Sciences Cares
Boston, MA – November 9, 2016 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay (BBBSMB), one of the nation’s leading one-to-one mentoring programs, today announced that it was selected as a partner of Life Sciences CaresSM. BBBSMB will receive an initial grant to expand its reach in Greater Boston as it seeks to match 940 new youth with mentors this year and serve over 2,700 youth in total.
Life Sciences CaresSM (LSC) is the Boston area’s leader in putting the true good that life science companies represent into action—not just for human health, but for human potential. The organization unites the human and financial resources of the Life Science industry, and deploys them to designated partners to make a difference in the greater Boston community.
“We are so excited to announce BBBSMB as one of our first partners in this new initiative”, said Rob Perez, Founder and Chairman of Life Science Cares. We appreciate the efficiency and effectiveness of the BBBSMB model, and look forward to continuing the dialog on how we can continue to work together to impact more young people in our community.”
“Life Science CaresSM is a great model for the Life Sciences community to invest in proven programs working to strengthen under-resourced families and communities throughout the region,” said Wendy Foster, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay. “We look forward to partnering with LSC to help children and families thrive by leveraging the unique talents and resources of the life sciences sector.”
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is an innovative, energetic organization that is making a real difference in the lives of over 2,400 youth by providing them with an invested, caring adult mentor. With research and proven outcomes at its core, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Massachusetts Bay is working to ensure every child has the support from caring adults that they need for healthy development and success in life. The organization’s vision is to inspire, engage and transform communities in Massachusetts Bay by helping youth achieve their full potential, contributing to healthier families, better schools, brighter futures and stronger communities.
About Life Science CaresSM
Life Science CaresSM is the Boston area’s leader in putting the true good that Life Science companies represent into action-not just for human health, but for human potential. The organization aggregates the human and financial resources of the Life Science Industry, and deploys them to the leading service providers who work on issues related to poverty in the greater Boston area.
More than 60 (thus far) Life Science leaders and their companies have joined together in this effort. The Life Science Cares board consists of C-suite executives from across the industry, all of whom have pledged their personal commitment to making a difference by covering the administrative costs of the organization, so that every dollar raised goes to fighting poverty in greater Boston. Follow us on Twitter: @LS_Cares and find us on Facebook: Life Sciences Cares.
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Rob Perez, Founder and President, Life Science Cares