BBBSABig Brothers Big Sisters of America (founded in 1914 by Ray Coulson)
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Youth, who participated in BBBSA, presented a more positive attitude towards their academic behavior and performance.
While BBBSA had the reputation of being the nation's premier mentoring organization-- providing adult volunteers to develop quality relationships with children, mainly those being raised by single parents--it seemed to have peaked in its ability to serve more children.
ASSOCIATION MANAGEMENT: Have these new initiatives and repositioning of BBBSA at the national level had an impact on your own board?
The partnership between BBBSA and Kintera has resulted in increased awareness and participation in the organization's "Bowl for Kids' Sake" event that is Big Brothers Big Sisters' signature fundraiser among some 450 agencies around the country.
Brown joined the Board of BBBSA in 1965 and served as president from 1982 to 1984.
We are pleased to have Rent-A-Center continue its relationship with Big Brothers Big Sisters to raise funds through its stores for children in need," says BBBSA President and CEO Judy Vredenburgh.
Former BBBSA Board Chair, Joseph Connolly, Receives Organization's Outstanding Volunteer Award
Company Chairman and CEO Mark Speese will present a check to BBBSA June 15 during its centennial celebration in New York City.
BBBSA representatives will be available in some Rent-A-Center stores during this time to give out information, sign up children for the program and sign up adults who want to be mentors.
We are very appreciative of Rent-A-Center's generous support which not only benefits BBBS agencies in designated communities but provides additional BBBS visibility and awareness in those communities," says Judy Vredenburgh, president and CEO of BBBSA.
Today BBBSA provides one-to-one mentoring relationships between adult volunteers and children in over 500 local affiliates throughout the United States.