Horizon Organic Teams Up with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to Launch #HorizonConfiDANCE Campaign

Horizon Organic, a pioneer in the organic dairy category, is proud to announce a partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of America for the upcoming back-to-school season. Together, the duo are powering up passions with a campaign that will lead to something stronger than bones: self-confidence.


Big Brothers Big Sisters of America Announces Local Agencies and Boards of the Year

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.


NFL Launches Inspire Change Initiative, Advancing National Conversation, Progress on Social Justice

The National Football League today announced the launch of the Inspire Change initiative, showcasing the collaborative efforts of players, owners and the league to create positive change in communities across the country. The joint NFL players-ownership committee recently approved two new social justice grants. The grants were issued to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America (BBBSA) and Operation HOPE. BBBSA will use the funding to support agencies across the country as they create long-term mentoring relationships that empower youth to reach their full potential and help communities connect across racial and economic divides. Operation HOPE will utilize the funds in support of their nationwide work within underserved communities to equip young people and adults with the financial tools and education to secure a better future.


Arby’s Joins Big Brothers Big Sisters Focus on Mentorship Gap

There are 30,000 American children waiting for a mentor, according to Big Brothers Big Sisters of America, the national organization devoted to matching mentors (“Bigs”) to children (“Littles”).   The Arby’s Foundation is helping sound the call for Bigs with a new TV spot called “The Big Wait” which is running as a public service announcement for the next six months on cable and digital channels including AMC, USA, FOX, Discovery and Hulu. 


Big Brothers Big Sisters Unveils Modern New Brand Aimed at Volunteer Recruitment

The brand transformation, including a new logo, new colors, and new messaging, is part of a multi-part strategy by Big Brothers Big Sisters of America to build the foundation that will enable the organization to recruit more volunteers to become mentors (“Bigs”) to youth (“Littles”) in their communities. The organization is upgrading its nationwide technology for tracking programs and mentoring relationships (“matches”), investing in training for staff, leaders, parents, and volunteers, in addition to undergoing this brand transformation.


Big Brothers Big Sisters Honors Top Partners and Dedicated Supporters

Each year, Big Brothers Big Sisters of America honors the top corporate partners and individual leaders who make significant contributions to help the organization serve children by matching them in impactful mentoring relationships with caring adult volunteers. During the 2018 National Conference Awards Gala presented by Comcast NBCUniversal and held on June 28, BBBSA honored Alan J. Bernon, Gary Moore, the Federated Insurance Companies, and the S.D. Bechtel, Jr. Foundation.


WellCare CEO Named Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Board Chair

The Board of Directors of the nation’s oldest and largest mentoring organization has elected the CEO of WellCare Health Plans, Inc., Kenneth A. Burdick, to serve as Board Chair and has added two new Board members: Jeff Fetters, the Chairman and CEO of Federated Insurance, and Robert Sanchez, the Chairman and CEO of Ryder System, Inc.