Tom Joyner & 2 Live Stews Set Mentoring Program
February 12, 2009 at 12:18 PM (PT)
Nationally syndicated morning man TOM JOYNER has responded to syndicated sports radio hosts The 2 LIVE STEWS’ MENTORING BROTHERS challenge to use his influence and star power to encourage Black men to mentor .
This month, The 2 LIVE STEWS, DOUG and RYAN STEWART, biological brothers who are also mentors with BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS, are urging their listeners to help them spread the word about the need for African-American men to become mentors. While more than a third of the LITTLE BROTHERS served by the BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS volunteer network are African-American, only 15% of the nonprofit organization’s male mentors are black. The 260,000 children served by Big Brothers Big Sisters are among America’s most vulnerable -- those who live in poverty, single-parent homes or households where a parent is incarcerated.
“By the end of the campaign in MARCH, we expect to have more broadcasters and their circles of friends, listeners and family members on board to continue the conversation as long as our boys need us,” said The 2 LIVE STEWS. “Black men in media, leaders of African-American fraternities and others who have a nationwide audience or platform owe it to our little brothers to use their influence to make mentoring a major movement in our communities.”
THE STEWS will be guests on the THE TOM JOYNER MORNING SHOW on FEBRUARY 16th to talk about their Mentoring Brothers campaign.
In addition to JOYNER, attorney/radio host WARREN BALLENTINE; radio personality RICKEY SMILEY; ESPN’s STEPHEN A. SMITH; ESPN THE MAGAZINE executive KEITH CLINKSCALES and ROLLING OUT MAGAZINE publisher MUNSON STEED will use their formal and informal networks to encourage African American men to go to MentoringBrothers.org to join their mentoring movement.