February 14, 2019
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is proud to have Seattle Fish Co. as a Founding Partner of mentor2.0, our technology-enhanced, school-based, one-to-one mentoring program that ensures high school students in low-income communities have the socio-emotional skills and support needed to graduate high school prepared for post-secondary education and the workforce.
Seattle Fish Co. was established in Colorado in 1918, the same year as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado! Today, fresh and frozen seafood, packed in special shipping containers to preserve quality, is transported into Denver seven days a week from hand-selected suppliers on American coasts and in port cities around the world. For healthy seafood inspiration follow Seattle Fish Co. on Instagram @Seattlefishco.
Seattle Fish Co. and BBBSC began partnering in 2015 upon the launch of the mentor2.0 program. Mentor2.0 matches students from partner high schools with college-educated mentors in four-year matches that launch at the beginning of 10th grade and run through the first year of post-secondary education or training. Mentor and mentee matches get to know each other through an innovative combination of weekly online messages and monthly group meetings at the high school. With the help of Seattle Fish Co.’s partnership, mentor2.0 has grown from serving our first school at Sheridan High School to three additional schools: Atlas Preparatory School, Englewood High School and the Girls Athletic Leadership School (GALS).
Seattle Fish Co.’s partnership goes far beyond the generous financial donations they provide to support one-to-one mentoring. Hamish Walker, Chief Operations Officer, serves on the State Board of Directors and has served on numerous committees, such as the Food Donation Committee and Centennial Committee. Additionally, Seattle Fish Co. employees have volunteered their time at mentor2.0 and Sports Buddies events, hosted a school supply drive to ensure mentees at Sheridan High School had the academic supplies they needed to be successful, and partnered with Supperbell to provide delicious, healthy and complimentary food at a mentor2.0 event- serving over 100 people. Thank you Seattle Fish for your continued partnership with Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado!