Big Brothers Big Sisters of America HQ

Defending Potential

aka BBBSA   |   Tampa, FL   |  http://www.bbbs.org

Mission

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

Ruling year info

1948

Principal Officer

Pam Iorio

Main address

2502 N. Rocky Point Dr. Suite 550

Tampa, FL 33607 USA

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EIN

23-1365190

NTEE code info

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Family Services (P40)

IRS filing requirement

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Nationwide, research shows that more than 8.5 million kids grow up without a mentor. Big Brothers Big Sisters of America supports agencies across the country as they recruit, screen, and train mentors, called “Bigs,” and match them with youth, called “Littles.”

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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

One to One Mentoring

Big Brothers Big Sisters supports over 150,000 community and site based one-to-one matches. Volunteers and youth are screened and matched in a one-to-one relationships based on interest and suitability.

Population(s) Served

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid risky behaviors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One to One Mentoring

Context Notes

Based off of the number of youth who took a follow-up survey each corresponding year. The percentage of youth who demonstrated avoidance of risky behaviors is an average of 95% each year reported.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed positive relationships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One to One Mentoring

Context Notes

Based off of the number of youth who took a follow-up survey each corresponding year. An average of 93% of youth demonstrated developing a special relationship with an adult each year reported.

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed social skills (e.g., interpersonal communication, conflict resolution)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One to One Mentoring

Context Notes

Based off of the number of youth who took a follow-up survey each corresponding year. The percentage of youth who demonstrated social acceptance/peer relations is an average of 94% each year reported.

Number of youth mentored

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One to One Mentoring

Context Notes

Over the past 10 years, BBBS has served nearly two million youth through one-to-one mentoring. BBBS has focused on the quality of matches and the length of matches has increased year over year.

Number of mentors recruited

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Related Program

One to One Mentoring

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

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

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America supports agencies as they create mentoring relationships that empower youth to reach their full potential. Our programs are designed to help youth increase their self-esteem, do better in school, improve relationships with parents, avoid risky behaviors (such as smoking and drinking), and avoid involvement in the juvenile justice system.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America provides agencies the training, leadership, governance, technology, branding, and partnerships they need to have an impact in their communities.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America’s Affiliate Support, Training, Marketing & Communications, Youth Protection, Fund Development, Grants, Research, and Information Technology departments are staffed with professionals dedicated to the mission of creating change in communities around the country.

Since 1904, Big Brothers Big Sisters has been matching youth in one-to-one mentoring relationships with volunteers and supporting those relationships to make sure youth are on a path to reaching their full potential. In the past 10 years, we have served nearly 2 million children. We will continue to be the gold standard of youth mentoring and to continually improve our data, our programs, and our outcomes.

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 America

Board of directors
as of 07/08/2019
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Kenneth Burdick

WellCare Health Plans

Term: 2018 - 2020

Board leadership practices

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  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes