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00000177-ba84-d5f4-a5ff-bbfc9baa0000Ways of Life airs every second Monday at 8:40am and 5:45pm.Our series Ways of Life is A collection of stories about people who live down the street... our neighbors: Fishermen, scientists, craftspeople, recovering addicts, surgeons, dog rescuers, motorcycle gang members, nursing home residents, musicians, the homeless, kid athletes, social activists, and all the others who share this place.Each portrait becomes part of the surprising, interwoven tapestry of our lives together here on the Cape, Coast and Islands. Ways of Life is edited by Jay Allison and produced by our production partners at Atlantic Public Media Ways of Life is made possible by The Circle of Ten, ten local businesses and organizations committed to local programming on WCAI.

Becoming a Mentor to a 10-year-old: Bob & Ethan

Bob and Ethan finish the boat in 2014

5 years ago Bob Mailloux took a leap. He had noticed a lot of kids around the Cape were getting in trouble, and he was worried. He signed up as a mentor, through Big Brothers Big Sisters. 

Bob and Ethan on a bike trip September 2019

More information here for Big Brothers Big SistersThere are currently 92 Littles waiting for a Big on the Cape, 76 of which are boys. Special thanks to Ethan, Laura, Bob and JR Mell for making this story possible.

This piece came to us from our production partners at Atlantic Public Media through their media training program, The Transom Story Workshop in Woods Hole. Katz Laszlo is a graduate of the workshop and you can find out more about that program at

Ways of Life is made possible by the Circle of Ten- ten local businesses and organization committed to local programming on WCAI.