Local Leaders Help Create Life-Changing Mentoring Relationships for Children
Tampa, Fla. (July 8, 2019) – Big Brothers Big Sisters of America recognized five exceptional local agencies on June 27 during its Annual National Conference in Charlotte, North Carolina. These agencies have demonstrated outstanding leadership and have increased the number of children they serve in their communities. They have also all made key strategic decisions that have allowed them to innovate and grow over the past year.
They were selected based on growth in the number of children served, quality and length of mentoring matches, and increased revenues, which ensure the agency can continue to grow and serve more children.
“In all 50 states, local Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies are strengthening their communities through mentorship, but these agencies and Boards have truly excelled in providing quality services and growing their reach,” said Pam Iorio, President and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America. “These agencies and Boards are helping thousands of children reach their full potential.”
Agencies of the Year
The winning agencies have focused on growing the number and maintaining the quality of mentoring relationships (“matches”) between caring adult volunteers (“Bigs”) and youth (“Littles”).
- Large Agency of the Year: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Sun Coast, Inc. [Sarasota, Florida]
- Mid-Large Agency of the Year: Big Brothers Big Sisters of the Midlands [Omaha, Nebraska]
- Small-Mid Agency of the Year: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Minnesota [Owatonna, Minnesota]
Robert M. Kommerstad Boards of the Year
By guiding staff and shaping programming, agency boards also have a profound impact on the success of the agencies in their communities.
- Large Agency Kommerstad Board of the Year: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc [Denver, Colorado]
- Mid-Large Agency Kommerstad Board of the Year: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Cedar Rapids & East Central Iowa [Cedar Rapids, Iowa]
About Big Brothers Big Sisters of America
Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been creating and supporting one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ evidence-based approach is designed to create positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. In the past 10 years, with 250 agencies in all 50 states, Big Brothers Big Sisters has served nearly 2 million children. Learn how you can get involved at BigBrothersBigSisters.org.
For more information, contact:
Chief Development Officer
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America