The Mission of Big Brothers Big Sisters is to provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
By partnering with parents/guardians, volunteers and others in the community we are accountable for each child in our program achieving:
• Higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better relationships
• Avoidance of risky behaviors
• Educational success
In 2012, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado will support approximately 1,900 mentoring relationships in the Denver and Pikes Peak Area. We know from research that we impact children by:
- Improving sense of self and future
- Improving relationships
- Improving attitudes towards school and academic performance
- Helping kids avoid delinquent behavior
All children achieve success in life.
Inclusiveness Case Statement
As an organization dedicated to inclusiveness, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado values and celebrates the diversity and individuality of every child, volunteer, employee, board member, family and community partner.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado strives to make all personnel decisions without regard to race, creed, age, color, religion, national origin, ancestry, citizenship status, gender, gender expression, marital status, sexual orientation, veteran status, disability, arrest record, or any other protected class as required by applicable law. All employees are expected to actively support these principles and objectives in our work environment and with others with whom we come into contact.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of America has been the national leader in youth mentoring since its founding in 1904 in New York City. In Colorado, our history began in 1918 with Claude Blake, chief probation officer in Denver, who watched wartime conditions cause an increase in lawlessness among boys in his community. Recognizing that these boys needed guidance more than critics, Blake established Big Brothers of Denver.
- The Big Sisters movement was active in Denver from 1921 until about early 1964. A few years later, in the spring of 1969 Big Sisters of Colorado began as a program out of the Southwest Community Center.
- The Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak was formed in 1967 as a program of Family Counseling Service. Later, the program became affiliated with the Pikes Peak YMCA.
- In 1996 Big Brothers of Denver merged with Big Sisters to become Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northern Colorado. In 1997 it became Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, Inc.
- In 2001 the organization merged with Big Brothers Big Sisters-Pikes Peak.
Currently operating out of offices in Denver and Colorado Springs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is the largest youth mentoring agency in the state. Throughout our history, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado has helped young people overcome tremendous obstacles to become stable, successful adults.
Board of Directors
Byron Grandy (Vice Chair)
Peter Maiurro (Secretary)
Marvin McDaniel (Past Chair)
Brad McQueen (Treasurer)
C. Omar Montgomery
Ken Ross (Past Chair)
Jackie Snyder (Associate Board Liaison)
Diane Stanek (Chair)
President's Advisory Council
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