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B2M successful Brac trip

Local News 17 Apr, 2024 Follow News

B2M successful Brac trip

More than 100 teenage boys with from high schools on Grand Cayman, along with 15 mentors, recently headed to Cayman Brac for this year’s Boyz 2 Men event, an important programme that helps young men develop into productive citizens.

The young men participated in a number of activities which were aimed at developing their social skills, fostering co-operation, understanding the virtues of working harmoniously with others and a better understanding of the workings of the Cayman Brac community. Creating strong boys to become great men to build better communities is the mission of this organisation, organisers advised. Fifteen high schoolers from the Brac high school also participated.

The organising committee included: B2M Directors, Christopher Murray, Simon Miller and Seaford Russell, Clifton Hunter B2M Leader, Conway King, and Hope Academy.

The organisers said the young men were “blown away” from the outset by the warm and congenial atmosphere and welcome they received. They were housed at the multi-purpose facility on the Bluff, adjacent to the sports centre. After they arrived they underwent an orientation process, and got to know other participants.

On Saturday they were involved a number of community events, including cleaning, preparing and painting the home of a Cayman Brac resident. Following this, they journeyed to the West End Community Park where they undertook landscaping, as well as painting. They also participated in a beach clean-up activity.

Later on in the afternoon, they were taken on a tour of the island, as well as getting the privilege to stop at some of the stores to do some shopping. In the evening there was a soccer match between them and the boys from the Brac. This fostered keen competition while acquaintances were developed. The entourage returned to Grand Cayman celebrating the success of this undertaking. There are plans to undertake a similar expedition in 2025.

Clifton Hunter High School student Jayden said it was an interesting mission. He leant a lot about co-operation and getting along and wants to become a jeweller.

Rayden, also from Clifton Hunter, said: “This trip has taught great values of discipline and appreciation of others. I want to become a volleyball professional.”

Antwan, from John Gray High School said the trip was a great learning process. He had developed new friends and relationships and wanted to become a chef.

The organisers are grateful to the following who made the event a reality: Feed Our Future who sponsored the tickets for travel; G&V Transport, Cayman Brac for ground transportation; James Myles for provisions for outdoor cooking; Faith Hospital for medical assistance; James Tibbetts and Moses Kirkconnell for refreshments and Mark Tibbetts and District Admission for the accommodation.

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