For Immediate Release
LANDING, N.J. - On behalf
of the PHI Community Foundation, Atlantic City Electric - through its 10th
Annual Charity Golf Classic - has donated $52,000 to support the school-based mentoring
programs of Big Brothers
Big Sisters (BBBS) of Burlington, Camden & Gloucester counties and BBBS of
Cumberland & Salem counties.
Through the BBBS school-based
mentoring program, a mentor or "Big" meets with a student or "Little" in a
school setting once a week. The goal of the program is that through talking,
playing games and sharing interests, a friendship is formed during this
one-to-one mentoring and that the mentor's guidance, support and encouragement
helps the student reach his or her full potential in school and in everyday
important for every child to have a role model. A BBBS mentor can support a
child in a variety of ways including building self-confidence, which can have a
tremendous positive impact in a child's life," said Erica McLeod, acting CEO,
BBBS of Burlington, Camden & Gloucester counties. "The funding from Atlantic City Electric helps support our
program and enables us to expand this service to serve more children."
Maione, Atlantic City Electric region president, said, "we are very pleased to
support Big Brothers Big Sisters in their mission to provide strong and
enduring relationships for children facing adversity."
year, the BBBS school-based mentoring program served about 500 youth in Camden,
Cumberland, Burlington, Gloucester and Salem counties.
Since its inception in 2006, the PHI
Community Foundation's Atlantic City Electric Golf Classic has raised nearly
$1.3 million for nonprofit organizations in South Jersey.
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