CRANSTON, R.I. (September 12, 2017)—Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean
State (BBBSOS) is pleased to announce the opening of satellite offices in
Providence and Middletown, Rhode Island. The new offices provide convenient
locations throughout the state for mentees, mentors, and other community
members to meet with BBBSOS staff. With
the growing demand of mentees to mentors, BBBSOS saw an opportunity to fill a
need in these two communities. BBBSOS
serves 73% of Littles in Providence and 8% in Newport.
Providence office is located in the East Side/Mt. Hope YMCA, at 438 Hope Street
in Providence. A BIG thanks to the East
Side/Mt. Hope YMCA for donating office space.
Roxanne Trenteseaux is the on-site community based program manager, and
can be reached at 401-921-2434, ext. 114, 401-426-9337 (mobile), or .
The Providence office is open Monday through Friday, from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00
Aquidneck Island office is located at 82 Valley Road in Middletown. Alicia
Barra is the Aquidneck Island program coordinator, and can be reached at
401-921-2434, 401-999-0363 (mobile), or .
The Aquidneck Island office will be open Monday through Friday, by appointment
is for all children in our community to have access to mentors who support
individual growth and development,” said Katje Afonseca, BBBSOS executive
director. “Opening satellite offices allows us to remain more connected with
the youth we serve throughout the state and to save staff travel time and
resources for the organization.”
host an open house at the Providence satellite office on Wednesday, September
20. Staff will be present to speak with members of the community from 8:00 a.m.
to 10:00 a.m., 11:00 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., and 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m. Refreshments and food will be served.
house for the Aquidneck Island satellite office is being planned and will be
announced on the BBBSOS Facebook page https://www.facebook.com/BBBSOceanState.
Brothers Big Sisters of the Ocean State is Rhode
Island’s leading mentoring organization and has been serving boys and girls in
Rhode Island for over 51 years. The mission of BBBSOS is to provide
mentors to the youth of Rhode Island who will motivate and empower them to make
positive decisions, improve academic results, avoid risky behaviors, and grow
in a way that will positively impact the community.
To learn more about the role mentoring plays in
our community, or to find volunteer opportunities, visit , email or call 401-921-2434, Ext. 101.