Miles For Mentoring

June 05, 2021 - July 24, 2021

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$105,000 Goal


Total Raised

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence counts on the support of our community to match youth with supportive mentors. You can help them reach their potential by financially supporting a match or becoming a Big yourself.

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Meet the Riders

From L to R: Art Elwood; Marcus Allen, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence CEO; John Krause; Gary Jonas, Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence Board Member

Meet the Riders

About Miles for Mentoring


Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence is excited to launch a new fundraising and awareness campaign called Miles for Mentoring, in partnership with Beasley Media Group and presented by The Higgins Group. The goal of the campaign is to raise critical funding to support the work BBBS Independence is doing within the communities it serves and bring awareness to the over 760 children currently waiting to be matched with a mentor and role model. The agency is especially in need of male volunteers to mentor youth in Greater Philadelphia and South Jersey. 


The campaign will kick off on June 5th as BBBS Independence CEO Marcus Allen, Governing Board member Gary Jonas, and avid cyclists Art Elwood and John Krause embark on a 3,700 mile ride from San Francisco, California to Atlantic City, New Jersey. Beasley Media Group is partnering with the agency and will host a Radiothon on June 9th, where popular affiliate stations including The Preston & Steve Show, The Anthony Gargano Show, 92.5 XTU, 102.9 MGK, and 95.7 BEN FM will share the Big Brothers Big Sisters mission while trying to raise $100,000 and recruit 100 adult mentors. The campaign will culminate on July 23rd with a celebration event in Atlantic City, New Jersey which will be hosted by Beasley Media Group. (Venue To Be Announced Soon)


Throughout the seven week duration of the 3,700 mile journey, BBBS Independence will also be mobilizing with Big Brothers Big Sisters affiliates across the country, highlighting the universal message of BBBS's mission - igniting the power and promise of youth. Over 30,000 children are waiting for a mentor across the United States and BBBS Independence is utilizing this campaign to help as many of them as possible. Additionally, the seven weeks will include weekly dispatches from the road updating the audience on the riders' progress and one mission-focused piece highlighting the campaign's theme of the week: 

         Week 1: Power of Mentorship

         Week 2: Social Justice

         Week 3: Community Engagement

         Week 4: Educational Equality

         Week 5: Building Social Equity

         Week 6: Empowerment of Youth

         Week 7: Resilience

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Big Brothers Big Sisters Independence
Questions? Please contact Rachele Armstrong

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