(CMR) The Cayman Islands Chamber of Commerce’s Leadership Cayman (LC) Class of 2022 raised KYD74,000 for Boyz2Men, a local charity that assists high school boys aged 14-16.
Twenty-five class members organized the ‘locked in’ fundraiser in July at the Chamber’s offices in Governor’s Square. Each class member appealed to family, friends, and corporate donors. The class shattered its original fundraising target of $25,000.
‘’It is impressive to see this creative approach to fundraising, which not only meets an immediate financial need but also raises awareness and garners community support for the charity. We need to do more to help our young men to channel their energy into positive activities, so I’m thrilled that this Leadership Cayman class chose such a worthwhile endeavor,” said Chamber President Shomari Scott.
Boyz2Men KY has grown significantly since school counselor Christopher Murray established it in 2009. He noticed many young men who were drifting into trouble because they lacked strong male role models.
“The Boyz2Men KY program is extremely humbled and appreciative of the Leadership Cayman team for choosing and supporting our grassroots program. Saying thanks is simply not enough. We are so moved and motivated to spread our wings and do more with and for our young men,” said Mr. Murray when accepting the donation.
With this financial support, we are desirous of purchasing possibly two Coaster buses marked, ‘Boyz2Men KY turning boys into gentlemen’ and heightening the reach of all our program activities across the Islands. Thank you to all the contributors. We appreciate you,” he continued.
Chamber President Shomari Scott, LC 2022 Chair Cristina Spratt, and LC 2022 class members presented the donation to representatives from Boyz2Men outside the Chamber’s offices in Governor’s Square.