An open letter to our community
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County believes that by helping make strong, positive connections we are helping make lifelong positive impacts. We believe that stability, support, friendship and love are key parts to successful futures. We believe that when people see and hear about acts of violence and injustice and discrimination in their world, especially when they cannot make sense of those acts, they are affected.In light of the recent presidential election and the deep and powerful divide that remains, some of our Bigs, our Littles and their families are confused about how it will impact them. Some are scared, and some are worried about losing their liberties. They are seeking answers to important questions and wondering how they can get or give help.
In times of unrest and anxiety, children need support. They need connection and they want to feel heard. BBBS Mentors have provided a constant source of connection in America for over 100 years, and here in Franklin County for nearly 50 years. We believe that our community is full of leaders and role models from all walks of life and from across the political spectrum. We are so grateful to be part of a community that listens, that opens lines of communication, that strives to include and support one another and that deeply connects. We believe that in times of uncertainty, everyone could use a Mentor. We know there are many different ways to be a Mentor and to show support in meaningful ways. Thank you for striving to shine as a community that believes in this value as much as we do. We are proud to stand alongside you.
With our deepest gratitude,
The entire BBBS Staff
BBBS of Franklin County named 2014 Gold Standard Award Winner by the Nationwide Leadership Council
The Nationwide Leadership Council (NLC) of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America is pleased to recognize Big Brothers Big Sisters agencies who have achieved success in 2014. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County, Inc is one of 10 winners of the Gold Standard Award. The award recognizes that the local agency is in the top 5% of BBBS agencies in the country who have not only met national criteria for providing high quality programs, but has also increased their revenue by at least 5 percent allowing for growth of children served in 2014.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County, Inc. joins other winners BBBS of Metropolitan Chicago, BBBS of Greater Kansas City, BBBS of Metro Milwaukee, Inc., BBBS of Tampa Bay, Inc., BBBS of the Bluegrass, Inc., BBBS of Greater Pittsburgh, Inc., BBBS of Santa Barbara County, BBBS of Southern Minnesota and BBBS of the Greater Miami Valley.
As a Gold Standard Award winner Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County has been invited to apply for both the Agency of the Year and Board of the Year awards at the national level. Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County was recognized at the Big Brothers Big Sisters National Conference held on June 2 - 3, 2015 in Philadelphia, PA.
Local Big Brothers Big Sisters Named One of Country’s Best
Greenfield Recorder May 17, 2015— About two years ago, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Franklin County faced a budget deficit again for the sixth year in a row.....This year, our agency was recognized as one of the best Big Brother Big Sisters agencies in the country by the Nationwide Leadership Council of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.