Congratulations to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado for being named our March BBB Nonprofit of the Month! Currently operating out of offices in Denver and Colorado Springs, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado has helped young people overcome tremendous obstacles to become stable, successful adults.
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, the 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.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado has been a BBB Accredited Charity for 12 years, meeting all 20 Standards for Charity Accountability. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado won the BBB Torch Award for Marketplace Trust in the nonprofit category in 2013.
BBB Serving Denver/Boulder charity review program was developed to help donors make informed giving decisions and to promote high standards of conduct among organizations that solicit contributions from the public. BBB reviews 501(c)(3) tax exempt organizations using the BBB Standards or Charity Accountability. These standards go beyond the requirements of local, state, and federal laws and regulations and cover four areas:
- Governance and Oversight
- Measuring Effectiveness
- Fund Raising and Informational Materials
“Through their continued mission of providing youth with mentoring relationships to help them to improve their sense of self, form positive relationships and achieve educational success, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is a shining example of a nonprofit that is truly impacting the future of our community and the generations to come,” says Adriana Carmona, BBB Denver/Boulder Nonprofit Program Director
In recognition of the Charity of the Month honor, BBB compiled a short video about Big Brother Big Sisters of Colorado. The video can be found on the BBB Denver/Boulder YouTube page at https://youtu.be/7GwJaTT74MQ.
For more information on Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado, visit http://www.biglittlecolorado.org/ or call 303.433.6002. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Colorado is located at 1391 Speer Blvd Ste 450 in Denver, CO 80204.