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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties Welcomes Amanda Costa to the Team

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cumberland & Salem Counties (BBBS) is happy to welcome Amanda Costa as High School Mentoring Program Manager. Amanda joined the team in November 2023 and has already made a significant impact. She will continue to focus on developing new matches and expanding the program in the coming months.

The HS Mentoring Program matches high school students with elementary school students. The older students volunteer their time in a service learning model by playing sports and games, reading, doing arts and crafts, or just working on homework with their mentees. Along with experiencing the joy of giving back, these high school students will benefit academically by participating in this program. They will have access to exclusive scholarships, college and career readiness opportunities, and add to their volunteer resume. 

Amanda’s family has a long history of involvement in education. Her grandfather served as president of the Vineland Board of Education for nine years, so they are no strangers to serving the community through involvement in local schools. After attending Vineland public schools herself, Amanda earned her elementary education degree at Rowan University and then a second bachelor’s degree in behavioral science from Wilmington University. She is eager to apply what she has studied through the mentoring program.

Amanda shared, “As we expand our program into Salem County schools, I’m excited to be meeting the educators that will eventually teach my own daughter. I take great pride in the work we do here at Big Brothers Big Sisters and the impact mentorship has on the youth, especially in the county where I was raised, and now Salem where I am a new resident. I see first-hand the difference it makes to the students in my program, and I feel grateful to be a part of that.”

 “We are so pleased to have Amanda on our team,” said BBBS president and CEO, Donna Bennett. “Her compassion for children and her commitment to this area are evident. She will certainly help BBBS grow and help reach more students for greater impact.”