Big Brothers Big Sisters of CO
“I would say he saved my son’s future, saved his life.” Giving back is very important to us at This IS Idaho Springs, and this is the perfect time of year to give a little extra! That’s why we’re partnering with 12 great charities in the Denver Metro area, such as Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, to highlight their great work that’s happening all year round!
To provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported, one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.
What They Do
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado matches youth (Littles) from low-income, single-parent homes with volunteer mentors (Bigs) and serves them up to the age of 18 through three core programs including community-based, academic, and sports-centric programming to pair the talents of our Bigs with the needs of our Littles. These matches are monitored and supported to ensure enduring, positive, and meaningful relationships. This creates a ripple effect across the lives of the children served, their families, the mentors, and generations to follow.
For the past 100 years, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado has helped children to reach their greatest potential through the proven power of professionally supported one to one mentoring. Recognized as the leading mentoring organization in Colorado and as a top nonprofit by organizations such as the Denver Metro Chamber of Commerce, Colorado Biz Magazine, and the Better Business Bureau serving Greater Denver and recently as the 2019 Governor’s Service award for the Outstanding Nonprofit of the year.
Studies have shown that one-to-one mentorship programs lead to clear benefits for the youth involved and the community as a whole. Mentoring helps children to have better decision-making and goal-setting skills, better social and relational capabilities, and more excitement for life. Last year Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado supported 1,736 mentoring relationships. Of the children in the programs who completed a follow-up Youth Outcomes Survey, 95% had positive outcomes in at least five of seven major outcome areas, demonstrating the programs impact on the whole child. To get involved in their efforts, visit their website and see how you can help.
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