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Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/21/2015: Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: GULF COAST BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS INC

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AKA  Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gulf Coast
Galveston, TX
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Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Inc. Organization Name provided in the GuideStar Exchange* as of 01/21/2015: Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters, Inc.

Organization Name as listed in the IRS Business Master File as of 12/08/2014: GULF COAST BIG BROTHERS & BIG SISTERS INC

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Also Known As: Big Brothers Big Sisters of Gulf Coast
Physical Address: Galveston, TX 77550 
EIN: 51-0163281
Web URL: www.mentorsgc.org 
NTEE Category: O Youth Development
O31 Big Brothers, Big Sisters
Year Founded: 1975 
Ruling Year: 1975 


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Mission Statement

To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their life for the better, forever.

Legitimacy Information

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Annual Revenue & Expenses (IRS Form 990, January 2012)

Fiscal Year Starting: January 01, 2012
Fiscal Year Ending: December 31, 2012

Total Revenue $301,423
Total Expenses $280,782

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Annual Reports

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Leadership

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Cindy Schulz

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Board Orientation & Education ?
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Yes
CEO Oversight ?
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Yes
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Board Composition ?
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Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership?
Yes
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Yes

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Highest Paid Employees & Their Compensation (IRS Form 990)

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People information was last updated by the nonprofit in January 2015

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Programs

Program: One-to-One Mentoring (GuideStar Exchange,
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Budget:
$285,937
Category:
Mentoring
Population Served:
Children Only (5 - 14 years)
None
None

Program Description:

Founded in 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters (BBBS) is the oldest & the largest one-to-one youth mentoring organization in the United States with proven results. Locally, Gulf Coast Big Brothers & Big Sisters has been serving the children of Galveston County since 1975 and is the only organization in the county that provides one-to-one mentoring that is dedicated to supporting stable, enriching friendships between children & adult mentors.

Program Long-Term Success:

The BBBS mentoring program focuses on the whole child instead of offering a fragmented service i.e. daycare or after school group programs. Our program is not a one-time helping hand but an ongoing relationship that makes a measurable impact on the children we serve. Our program grows the child's self-confidence, social skills, and sense of the future as well as their academic achievement so they are better equipped to withstand the pressures that lead to delinquent behaviors.

Program Short-Term Success:

Mentoring can make the difference, and does, between a child who wants to succeed and one who believes himself destined for failure.

Program Success Monitored by:

Annual Program Outcome Evaluations established by Big Brothers Big sisters of America and completed by parents/guardians, teachers, and volunteers.

Program Success Examples:

Independent research shows a child who meets with a mentor for one hour a week for a year is: 46% less likely to use drugs; 27% less like to start drinking; 52% less likely to skip a day of school and more likely to earn higher grades; more confident; less likely to hit someone; and get along better with their families & peers.
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