Youth Development

Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Nevada County, Inc.

  • Grass Valley, CA
  • www.bigsofnc.org

Mission Statement

The mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County, Inc., is to make a positive difference in the lives of children and youth through a professionally-supported, one-to-one relationship with a caring and responsible individual, and to assist them in achieving their highest potential as they grow to become confident, competent and caring individuals, by providing committed volunteers, national leadership and stardards of excellence.

Main Programs

  1. Community-Based Mentoring
  2. Pal Program
Service Areas

Self-reported

California

We serve all of Nevada County and the Northeastern part of Placer County in North Lake Tahoe (primarily Kings Beach and Tahoe City).

ruling year

1981

Principal Officer since 2004

Self-reported

Ms. Dena Valin

Keywords

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mentoring, one-to-one mentoring, youth mentoring, youth development

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Also Known As

BBBSNC

EIN

94-2768855

Physical Address

138 New Mohawk Road #176

Nevada City, CA 95959

Contact

Cause Area (NTEE Code)

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

IRS Filing Requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

Programs + Results

How does this organization make a difference?

Overview

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Our mentoring progams demonstrate year after year through our program evaluation that the majority of children matched with a Big Brother or Big Sister improve their self-confidence, performance in school, relationships with peers, family and other adults, and their ability to avoid delinquent behaviors.

Programs

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

Program 1

Community-Based Mentoring

This program matches qualified adult mentors with children ages 6-18.  They meet 3-4 times a month for at least one year and spend time participating in activities out and about in the community that they have a shared interest in.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$180,000.00

Program 2

Pal Program

This is a site-based mentoring program where high school students are matched one-to-one with younger elementary or middle school students.  Big and Little Pal matches meet for an hour once a week for at least one school year at the Little Pal's school.  This program currently takes place in the Nevada City and Grass Valley School Districts.

Category

Youth Development

Population(s) Served

Children Only (5 - 14 years)

Budget

$60,000.00

Service Areas

Self-reported

California

We serve all of Nevada County and the Northeastern part of Placer County in North Lake Tahoe (primarily Kings Beach and Tahoe City).

Funding Needs

One of our major grants, a federal grant from the U.S. Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention, ended in September 2011.  We are trying to raise the $80,000/year that this grant provided so that we can maintain the growth and quality of programs we acheived during the three years of the grant.  This grant funded primarily the community-based mentoring program and some of the Pal Program.  In 2012-2013, We will not be receiving the fourth year of funding that we were awarded to operate, in part, the Pal Program due to that funding being cut from the federal budget.  We are trying to raise $15,000 to replace that funding next school year.

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Financials

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Nevada County
Fiscal year: Jan 01-Dec 31
Yes, financials were audited by an independent accountant.

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Operations

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Big Brothers-Big Sisters of Nevada County, Inc.

Leadership

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Principal Officer

Ms. Dena Valin

BIO

Dena Valin has a Doctorate Degree in Education from University of California, Irvine. Her dissertation was on school-based mentoring. She came to this organization with the following experiences: 12 years doing research and evaluation, five years implementing and growing a non-profit mentoring agency, and extensive experience in partnership building between non-profits, institutions of higher education, K-12 schools, and government agencies.

Governance

BOARD CHAIR

Kelly Newell

United Methodist Church

Term: Aug 2011 - July 2013

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