Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County

#defendersofpotential

aka BBBSFC   |   Greenfield, MA   |  www.bbbs-fc.org

Mission

Mission Statement Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County is dedicated to helping children reach their highest potential through professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships with volunteers. Vision Statement The vision of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County is to provide successful mentoring relationships for all children who need and want them, contributing to brighter futures, better schools and stronger communities for all.

Ruling year info

1972

Executive Director

Jennifer Webster

Main address

PO Box 100

Greenfield, MA 01302 USA

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EIN

04-2491950

NTEE code info

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Franklin County is the second most impoverished county in the state of Massachusetts. It has a staggering geographic area that covers more than 700 square miles, many of them rural, many of them without resources. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County works to address the inequities faced by those youth ages 6-18 facing adversity.

Our programs

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What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Based Mentoring

We provide carefully matched and professionally supported one to one mentoring opportunities to children facing adversity. Our community based mentoring program matches these children most in need with adult volunteer mentors.

Population(s) Served

We provide carefully matched and professionally supported one to one mentoring opportunities to children ages 6-11 facing adversity. Our site based mentoring programs matches these children most in need with teen volunteers at two local preparatory schools. These matches meet most Friday nights throughout the school year and last approximately 18 months.

Population(s) Served

Franklin County youth ages 6-18 are matched in caring mentoring relationships with a volunteer mentor. They meet 100% virtually utilizing current technology. They are guided and supported by our trauma informed case managers. This program is in its first year.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Chamber of Commerce 1991

United Way Member Agency 1967

MENTOR: National Mentoring Partnership - Respondent 1999

Our Sustainable Development Goals

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Goals & Strategy

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Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Match as many youth with a caring mentor to help them reach their best possible futures. Our programs are scientifically proven and use a rigorous surveying system to capture and analyze real time data about the needs, progress and outcomes of the youth we serve.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County

Board of directors
as of 07/06/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Elizabeth Swihart

Northwestern District Attorney's Office

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Cindy Bayer

Rustic Romance at Bayer Farm

Term: 2016 - 2018

Nancy Gifford

Greenfield Schools

Anitra Ford

Franklin/Hampshire County Career Center

Naomi Levine

Northfield Mount Hermon School

Michelle Blanchard

United Natural Foods Inc

Elizabeth Swihart

Northwestern District Attorney's Office

Michael Ramon

Ramon Financial Services

Mary Rawls

Greenfield Cooperative Bank

Anna Zadworny

Greenfield Savings Bank