Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Convenes Staff from 340 Local Agencies to focus on Strengthening Resources to Help More Youth Succeed in School and Life
Denver, CO (June 12, 2013) – Big Brothers Big Sisters, the nation’s largest network of youth mentoring agencies, will convene at The Marriott City Center in Denver June 24-27, 2013 for its ReuniteNow National Conference. Along with celebrity ambassadors, corporate funders and top youth advocates, agency leaders and alumni “Bigs” and “Littles” will share effective strategies for strengthening outcomes and reaching the children who most benefit from long-term one-to-one mentoring.
Over the course of four days, youth mentoring experts will share successful strategies for improving educational and socio-emotional outcomes for children who face adversity. The conference will focus on best practices to provide the network’s 340 local agencies the support they need to conquer challenges facing youth and families in communities across the country.
The mentoring network will also celebrate its national Big Brother of the Year and Big Sister of the Year. Comcast and NBCUniversal will present the honorees at 7:30 p.m., June 25, at the Seawell Grand Ballroom.
Click here to watch all of the public service announcements, featuring National Spokesperson Jamie Foxx, Grammy Award-winning rapper EVE, Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler, and two-time Super Bowl champ and former Little Brother Darrin Smith.
Denver Mayor Michael B. Hancock will join Big Brothers Big Sisters of America President and CEO Charles Pierson, and other mentoring and youth services leaders to welcome guests at the opening ceremony. Big Brothers Big Sisters celebrity ambassadors, including two-time Super Bowl Champion Darrin Smith; Miss America 2012 Laura Kaeppeler; and former Big Sister, NBC News’ Kate Snow, are a few of the highlighted personalities who will present during the conference.
Strategically, the organization is committed to expanding its services to reach more children – remaining relevant and being “of” the communities it serves and re-engaging its network of more than one million alumni Bigs, Littles, staff and board members, and their friends and families. Youth enrolled in Big Brothers Big Sisters face a variety of significant challenges, for example: growing up in single-parent homes, poverty, households where a parent is incarcerated, or military families.
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Media inquiries should be directed to Sarah Haney at 469-351-3147 or Sarah.Haney@bbbs.org.
2013 National Conference Resources
Visit our National Conference website to read more about our speakers and to see a schedule of events
Read this Media Release in Spanish
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