New CEO

posted by Abbey Scott

Big Brothers Big Sisters names Abbey Scott as the new CEO.

Park County Program Manager

posted Jun 8, 2015, 12:03 PM by Abbey Scott

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming is seeking a Park County Program Manager.  The candidate will demonstrate strong writing, interpersonal and verbal communication skills, must be able to work independently and as part of a team. The Program Manager will be involved in every aspect of the program, including marketing, communications, case management, volunteer recruitment, training, network in the community, interviewing, match support and fundraising.  Along with these responsibilities the candidate will also ensure proficiency in applying child safety and risk management knowledge. This position is hourly and is 22-27 hours a week.  Pay is $15-$17/hour DOE.  Bachelors Degree required. To apply, please email resume with cover letter and complete our BBBS application found on our website (www.bbbsnwwy.com).  Email: ascott@bbbsnwwy.com.  Position will close June 30, 2015.

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant supports Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming

posted Apr 16, 2015, 8:19 AM by Abbey Scott


Contact: Lisa Beamer, CEO

                                    Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming

Phone: 800-294-9700

        Email: lbeamer@bbbsnwwy.org

 

Rocky Mountain Power Foundation grant supports

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming

 

Worland, Wyoming—The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation has awarded a $3,000.00 grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming to help support one to one matches and volunteer recruitment efforts.

“There is a powerful mentoring effect demonstrated by research and the experiences of young people who are connected to a mentor,” said Lisa Beamer, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming CEO.  “Mentoring is linked to improved academic, social and economic prospects for young people, and that ultimately strengthens our communities.”

Research has shown that when matched through a quality mentoring program, mentors can play a powerful role in providing young people with the tools to make responsible decisions, stay focused and engaged in school, and reduce or avoid risky behaviors like skipping school, drug use and other negative activities. 

For example, in a recent national report called The Mentoring Effect, young people who were at-risk for not completing high school, but who had a mentor were 55 percent more likely to be enrolled in college than those who did not have a mentor.  They were also:

·         81% more likely to report participating regularly in sports or extracurricular activities.

·         78% more likely to volunteer regularly in their communities.

·         More than twice as likely to say they help a leadership position in a club or a sport team.

This same report found that one in three young people in our country will grow up without a mentor.  Today, in Northwest Wyoming there are over 30 kids who could benefit from having a mentor.

“The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation recognizes the importance of mentoring and the impact it has on children’s lives,” said Craig Nelson, Rocky Mountain Power customer and community manager. “The Foundation is pleased to help support the efforts of the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming.                       

This funding provided to our communities through the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation will allow us to focus on engaging more community members as volunteer mentors, and we will join the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation in sharing a simple message: Be Someone Who Matters to Someone Who Matters.  Mentoring relationships are basic human connections that let a young person know that they matter, and mentors frequently report back that their relationships make them feel like someone who matters in another person’s life.  These relationships help to grow our children into fantastic adults who are productive and engaged citizens, which means that the future for growth and vitality of our communities is bright!

To learn more about the role mentoring plays in Northwest Wyoming and to find volunteer opportunities visit (www.bbbsnwwy.org) or contact Lisa Beamer, CEO at 800-294-9700.

About the Rocky Mountain Power Foundation

The Rocky Mountain Power Foundation is part of the PacifiCorp Foundation, one of the largest utility-endowed foundations in the United States.  The foundation was created in 1988 by PacifiCorp, an electric utility serving 1.8 million customers in six Western states as Rocky Mountain Power (Utah, Wyoming and Idaho) and Pacific Power (Oregon, Washington and California).  The foundation’s mission, through charitable investments, is to support the growth and vitality of the communities served by Rocky Mountain Power and Pacific Power.  For more information visit, www.rockymountainpower.net/foundation.

 

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BBBS February Newsletter

posted Feb 19, 2015, 7:29 AM by Abbey Scott

BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS FEBRUARY NEWS

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming is currently switching to a new e-newsletter system. We are sorry if you are receiving this email and have opted out previously. Please reply to this email with opt-out and we will take your email out of our system.

Thank you for understanding.

SNOWMAN STAMPEDE WRAP!

The Snowman Stampede took place on February 7, 2015 in Riverton. This event was held in conjunction with the Wild West Winter Carnival. Runners, walkers, and numerous kids came out to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming. The weather was gorgeous and the winning time was just over 19 minutes. We greatly appreciate all who registered and all who helped out. New this year was our option to run the 5K virtually. We had 11 people in Utah and Wyoming run a 5K and earn their medals without traveling to Riverton - although we wish they were there. We greatly appreciated their support. Our sponsors were fantastic and everyone went home with at least one prize. Sponsors included; Brunton, First Interstate Bank, Wyoming Wireless, Iron Works Gym, Teton Athletic Club, Kelly Goede, Meadowlark Books, The Breadboard, Teton Therapy group, Hammer Electronics, Mountain Ledge Baking, Roasted Bean & Cuisine, Rudy Calvert, Wind River Hotel & Casino, Jerry’s Flowers and Things, and The Riverton Chamber of Commerce.

NATIONAL MENTORING MONTH

National Mentoring Month at Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming was a success! We had several of our matches featured in local newspapers, like The Northern Wyoming Daily News and The Greybull Standard. A big thank you to the newspapers for supporting our program and helping us spread the word about what our program does and the fabulous mentors that we have volunteering their time to Start Something…..Big!

Big Sister Jennifer Wetherbee and her Little Brother were one of the features in the Northern Wyoming Daily News. They talked about their recent celebration of their one year anniversary, the diversity of backgrounds for Littles, activities during their meetings and the fact that having a consistent caring mentor makes a difference.

Big Sister Michelle King and Big Brother Alan Bentley from Basin and Greybull talked about how quickly the time goes when you’re spending time together and how rewarding the experience is. Alan is retired and has many things in common with his Little Brother. He enjoys the time they spend together and recommends that everyone should be a Big. Michelle has been matched with her Little Sister for 3 years and they have really developed a bond over their time and outings.

There was a solid social media campaign talking about all the positive things that come from mentoring relationships, the positive outcomes of the child down the road and all the fun activities that are shared among the communities. 

We can’t thank our volunteers enough for all they do for our organization. It’s their time, energy and passion that make this program such a huge success.

FINANACIAL GLANCE

THANK YOU to everyone who donates to Big Brothers Big Sisters! We could not do the work we do without the generous support of our communities. 

We would like to give a special thank you to everyone who donated to our Annual Fund drive, we have raised over $2,500!

UPCOMING EVENTS

February 28 - Holiday Inn Craft Fair (proceeds go to BBBS), Cody
February 28 - Worland Match Activity - 10-1:30. We will be creating a BBBS geo cache to hide and find. There will be treasure hunt with pizza! 
March 14 - Cody Community Health Fair, Cody
March 27 - Blue Jean Friday - Powell Valley Health Care, Powell
March 28 - Park Co. Health Fair, Powell
April 3-6 - BBBS NWWY Offices Closed
April 10 - Bowl For Kids' Sake - College Night, Powell
April 11 - Bowl For Kids' Sake - BIG EVENT, Cody

BOWL FOR KIDS' SAKE

Bowl for Kids' Sake is the largest and most important annual fundraiser for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming in Park County. 

Our goal this year is to raise $20,000 for the hundreds of children we serve every year.

Teams of five bowlers compete to raise the most money and celebrate their efforts on Friday, April 10, 2015 for a special College and High School night and on Saturday, April 11, 2015 during TWO HOURS of bowling fun at Cody Superbowl for our BIG event! 

It's an exciting day full of entertainment, raffle drawings and special prizes!

Make a difference! 

Your support helps Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming match at-risk youth in our community with caring adults so they can become confident, competent and caring individuals!

See you at Bowl for Kids' Sake 2015 - Friday, April 10, 2015 (in Powell - College and High School students ONLY) and Saturday, April 11 in Cody!

REGISTER HERE: donate.bbbsnwwy.com

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Snowman Stampede WRAP!

posted Feb 19, 2015, 7:10 AM by Abbey Scott

The Snowman Stampede took place on February 7, 2015 in Riverton. This event was held in conjunction with the Wild West Winter Carnival. Runners, walkers, and numerous kids came out to support Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming. The weather was gorgeous and the winning time was just over 19 minutes. We greatly appreciate all who registered and all who helped out. New this year was our option to run the 5K virtually. We had 11 people in Utah and Wyoming run a 5K and earn their medals without traveling to Riverton - although we wish they were there. We greatly appreciated their support. Our sponsors were fantastic and everyone went home with at least one prize. Sponsors included; Brunton, First Interstate Bank, Wyoming Wireless, Iron Works Gym, Teton Athletic Club, Kelly Goede, Meadowlark Books, The Breadboard, Teton Therapy group, Hammer Electronics, Mountain Ledge Baking, Roasted Bean & Cuisine, Rudy Calvert, Wind River Hotel & Casino, Jerry’s Flowers and Things, and The Riverton Chamber of Commerce.

Bowl For Kids' Sake

posted Feb 3, 2015, 7:10 AM by Abbey Scott

Bowl For Kids' Sake will be held on April 10 in Powell for a special college night and April 11 for the BIG EVENT in Cody!

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