Legacy Organization Announces National Partnership with Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity in Honor of Hispanic Heritage Month
Tampa, FL (October 3, 2022) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA), the preeminent one-to-one youth mentoring organization in the country, has announced its partnership with Lambda Theta Phi Latin Fraternity, Inc. to expand access to mentorship nationwide through mentor recruitment, volunteering and providing more opportunities for Littles.
Dedicated to creating a sense of belonging for those in their local communities, regardless of one’s ethnicity, background, or how they identify, this newfound alliance will elevate both organizations’ mutual commitment to promoting diversity and inclusion on a national level.
“We are honored to partner with such an admirable organization and Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity’s thousands of members across the country who share our values of justice, equity, diversity and inclusion,” said Artis Stevens, President and CEO, BBBSA. “Providing access to mentorship for every young person, regardless of their background, is an integral part of Big Brothers Big Sisters’ mission. We are proud to align with Lambda Theta Phi Fraternity to further their mission and recognize the importance of representation this Hispanic Heritage Month.”
Currently, there are more than 30,000 youth across the country waiting for mentors, called “Bigs,” with most being young boys of color. Studies show that children who have role models are more likely to do better in school, have better connections with family and friends and are less likely to be involved in delinquent behaviors. The partnership will focus on recruiting mentors, where Lambda Theta Phi members will serve as Big Brothers, join local boards, and help open doors to companies and other organizations for advocacy and financial investment to support Big Brothers Big Sisters both locally, and nationally.
“This partnership will provide Lambda Theta Phi members with the opportunity to leverage our collective power to make a real, tangible impact on the next generation,” said Jeffrey Chavez, National President of Lambda Theta Phi. “We are excited to see our members across the country practice our ideals as they offer support, guidance, and a sense of belonging for those in need.”