Funded through the generosity of the Newell B. Sargent Foundation, and hosted by the Washakie Museum, the annual holiday party is open to children enrolled at the Worland Youth Learning Center, Ten Sleep Afterschool Program, 4H, and Big Brothers Big Sisters
Volunteers and staff will be on hand to help at activity stations, but each group is responsible for providing chaperons. Bags will be supplied to take home projects and each child receives a gift.
Friday, Dec. 18th
2pm – 4pm
2200 Big Horn Ave.
Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming would like to introduce Connie Clark as our new Board President! We are excited to have Connie serving as our Board President!
Big Brothers Big Sisters names Abbey Scott as the new CEO.
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: email@example.com. Position will close June 30, 2015.
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.
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 will be held on April 10 in Powell for a special college night and April 11 for the BIG EVENT in Cody!