Park County is now hiring for a part-time Case Manager- The position will work 20 hours a week in our Powell office. Degree preferred but we will consider applicants with the right experience and personality! For more information or to apply please contact Tess by email or phone at tmitchell@bbbsnwwy.com or 754-3338. Position closes April 21st @ 5pm.




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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF NORTHWEST WYOMING RECEIVES $10,000 GRANT FROM THE WYOMING COMMUNITY FOUNDATION, SPECIFICALLY THE GORDON AND EDNA SYKES FOUNDATION

posted Sep 26, 2016, 8:22 AM by Abbey Brewer

Greybull, WY – September 23, 2016 – Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming received a $10,000 grant from the Gordon and Edna Sykes Foundation, a foundation a part of the Wyoming Community Foundation.  The grant will be used for volunteer recruitment and creating new mentoring relationships in South Big Horn Counties.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming oversees youth mentoring programs throughout the Big Horn Basin by providing free mentoring services to children from all backgrounds that are in need of an additional positive adult role model. This one-to-one relationship is proven to help children do better in school, avoid drugs and violence, and establish new goals for themselves.  Currently, Big Brothers Big Sisters supports over 60 matches in the Big Horn Basin.  They are excited for this grant because it will be an enormous help in matching the 58 kids who are waiting to be matched with the perfect mentor to START Something in their lives.

CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming, Abbey Brewer said, “We are thrilled to continue our relationship with the Gordon and Edna Sykes Foundation.  We have been so blessed to have volunteer support from our friends in South Big Horn Basin, and now this grant is just a welcome and wonderful honor.”

Big Brothers Big Sisters is seeking any positive adult mentor to volunteer a child.  By giving one hour once a week you can change a child’s life for the better, forever.

June Newsletter

posted Jul 5, 2016, 1:16 PM by Abbey Brewer   [ updated Jan 9, 2017, 12:46 PM by Unknown user ]


Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming

1313 Big Horn AVE./PO Box 1757 - Worland
145 N. Bent St. #204B/PO Box 368 - Powell
324 E Washington St./
PO Box 304 - Riverton
Thermopolis, WY 
Greybull, WY 

Burlington Northern Santa Fe Passenger Ride

(Taylor Maya, Staff Writer)

Burlington Northern Santa Fe offered a passenger train ride to employees’, families and members of Big Brothers Big Sisters in Greybull on June 10. The train traveled north for an hour through Sheep Canyon and then traveled back to Greybull.

BNSF Regional Director of Public Affairs Ross Lane said, “This is called the EAS which is the employee special and every summer the cars go around to different divisions or states usually for about 30 days this year it’s in Wyoming, Montana, then South Dakota. The railroad has been doing this since 1997 and came through Greybull that year, but was unable to depart due to flooding.

“It’s our way of saying thanks to our employees and their families who make sacrifices every day and make it a good company. It’s great for kids to see what mom and dad do for work every day,” Lane said.

BNSF donated 100 tickets to Big Brothers Big Sisters. “Each stop we try to recognize a nonprofit organization. In a lot of communities our employees volunteer at different nonprofits and are active. It’s a good way for kids to see something they don’t get to see every day,” Lane said.

Big Brothers Big Sisters Program Manager Jennifer Weatherbee said, “Burlington Northern gave us tickets so all bigs and littles could take the train ride for free. We decided to take advantage of getting them on the train.

“We offer match activities monthly and this activity is really big because it’s nothing like we have ever offered before, normally we come up with our own.” Weatherbee said.

Lane reported approximately 250 people were aboard the train Friday. Before coming to Greybull, the train made stops in Guernsey and Casper. Other stops will be Sheridan and Gillette.

The 5th Annual Jim Blake Memorial Farmers Insurance, Lisa Beamer Agency, Golf For Kids' Sake was a roaring success.  Thank you to all of you that supported the tournament and played 18 holes of golf.  
 
Thank you to the following:
ANB Bank
Vernon Miller, M.D.
Banner Health
RT Communications
Pepsi
Farmers Insurance - Lisa Beamer Agency
TR's Auto Repair
State Farm Insurance-Ken Westphal
Blairs Market
Nelson & Page Dental
Cloud Peak Chiropractic P.C.
Veile Mortuary
Pinnacle Bank
Law Office of Edward Luhm
P.E. Grosch Construction
Wendy Press Sweeny
McDonald's
McGarvin Moberly Construction Co.
WBI Energy
Tharp Accounting
Marvin & Donna Leroux
United Pawn Brokers
Gary Sutherland
Charles & Vasca Gilmore
Tommerup Machine Shop
Sage Creek Land & Cattle
Connie Clark
Mary Buchanan
Nancy Fredrick
Abbey Scott
Nikki Schleich
Connie Schroefel
Jennifer Wetherbee
Amy Reid
Hannah Nissen
Mike Propp
Green Hills Restaurant
Laura Sutherland
Fremont County has received a grant through Smith’s Community Rewards Program. We would like to thank Smith’s for their generosity. This reward allows Smith’s patrons to give back to their community. We would like to thank Smith’s of Riverton for allowing us to place flyers in their grocery bags to help their patrons navigate through the Smith’s Community Website and be a part of the community reward program. 


BBBSNWWY in Fremont County would also like to thank First Interstate Bank for their generous donation to support our Monthly Match Activities. Thank you for supporting our organization and helping us grow in Fremont County! 


 

Bowl For Kids' Sake

posted Apr 25, 2016, 7:56 AM by Abbey Brewer

We are beyond thankful for all the support raised at Bowl For Kids' Sake this year!

Thank you to our Park County friends and supporters!

Read more here: http://www.codyenterprise.com/news/local/article_ee51edb2-04b0-11e6-9d73-af6c54ab32a0.html

Wells Fargo donates $3,000 to help Big Brothers Big Sisters in their mentoring activities

posted Mar 21, 2016, 9:14 AM by Abbey Brewer

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) in 2016 helped support mentoring matches by donating $3,000 to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming.  

“Our Culture of Caring attitude toward each other, our customers, and our communities is critical to our company’s success,” said Jon Campbell, head of Government and Community Relations. “We’re focused on working thoughtfully with nonprofits and other stakeholders – through financial resources and team member involvement – to help strengthen neighborhoods and improve the social, economic, and environmental fabric of our communities.”

Wells Fargo’s 2015 giving included $117.2 million to nonprofits focused on community development in low- to moderate-income communities, including affordable housing, credit counseling, job training and small business support. Wells Fargo also provided $80.2 million to support schools and educational programs.

Wells Fargo team members’ financial support, volunteerism lifts communities

Of the $98.8 million team members donated to nonprofits, $69.7 million was pledged during the company’s month long Community Support Campaign, leading United Way Worldwide to name Wells Fargo’s employee workplace giving campaign No. 1 in the U.S. for the seventh consecutive year 

“We’re grateful to Wells Fargo and its employees for their tremendous generosity and ongoing commitment to improving lives,” said Abbey Brewer Scott, CEO, Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming. “As important allies, we’re especially thankful to Wells Fargo volunteers who continue to donate their time and talents in service to others.  They’re essential in helping to meet the bold, shared goals we have for our communities.”

In 2015, 76,595 Wells Fargo team members reported community involvement and volunteer hours.  The 1.86 million hours Wells Fargo team members volunteered marks the highest number of hours company employees have ever recorded in a single year, and has a monetary value of nearly $43 million according to the Independent Sector1.

Volunteers served more than 40,000 nonprofits, participating in activities ranging from planting a “giving garden” for food pantries in Central Iowa, to refurbishing computers for Winston-Salem, North Carolina students in need, to cleaning up a walking trail in a formerly blighted neighborhood in Modesto, California.

About Wells Fargo                          

Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) is a diversified, community-based financial services company with $1.8 trillion in assets. Founded in 1852 and headquartered in San Francisco, Wells Fargo provides banking, insurance, investments, mortgage, and consumer and commercial finance through 8,700 locations, 13,000 ATMs, the internet (wellsfargo.com) and mobile banking, and has offices in 36 countries to support customers who conduct business in the global economy. With approximately 265,000 team members, Wells Fargo serves one in three households in the United States. Wells Fargo & Company was ranked No. 30 on Fortune’s 2015 rankings of America’s largest corporations. Wells Fargo’s vision is to satisfy our customers’ financial needs and help them succeed financially. Wells Fargo perspectives are also available at Wells Fargo Stories and Wells Fargo Blogs.

BNSF Railway gives Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming $2,000

posted Mar 17, 2016, 6:45 AM by Abbey Brewer

Big Brothers Big Sisters is so thankful for the continued support from the BNSF Railway foundation.  

The BNSF railway foundation funding will go towards supporting and creating 2 new BNSF railway foundation matches.

Shopko Foundation Awards $250 to support mentoring program in Washakie County

posted Mar 15, 2016, 10:42 AM by Abbey Brewer

WORLAND, WY, March 16, 2016 – Reinforcing the Shopko brand, “the stuff that counts” the Shopko Foundation is proud to announce that it has awarded a grant to Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming for $250. The funds were awarded through the Foundation’s grant program - Community Charitable Grants. Shopko and the Shopko Foundation are proud to have awarded grants totaling over $31 million in the last 36 years in the communities where Shopko does business.

“Supporting the communities we serve is “the stuff that counts,” said Peter McMahon, CEO Shopko. “We appreciate the opportunity to serve these communities and strive to strengthen them through the Shopko Foundation’s support of charitable groups and activities that matter to the people who live and work there.”

“We are so pleased to continue our partnership with the Shopko Foundation.  The Shopko Foundations donation will go to provide children in Washakie County with a positive adult mentor,” said Abbey Brewer Scott, CEO Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming. 

The Shopko Foundation supports accredited schools and 501(c)3 organizations. Grants are awarded throughout the year to support programs which further the Foundation’s purpose of promoting the health and education of Shopko teammates and customers.

Taste of The Town

posted Feb 23, 2016, 1:42 PM by Abbey Brewer

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Wyoming provides children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentor relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

We will have food from local restaurants and cooks paired with beer and wine for a sampling of exquisite flavor combinations. There will be a silent auction. We will have games for the kids as well as special kids raffle items. All money raised will be used to grow our program in Fremont County.

Bowl For Kids' Sake

posted Feb 23, 2016, 1:41 PM by Abbey Brewer

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 Saturday April 16th, during TWO HOURS per team of bowling fun at Cody Superbowl for our BIG event! 

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

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 2016- Saturday, April 16th in Cody!

Fees:
$200/team of 5 people 

Highest individual fundraiser will receive an iPad Mini

2015 Annual Report

posted Feb 3, 2016, 1:53 PM by Abbey Brewer


2015 Annual Report

VISION: All children achieve success in life.
MISSION: Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one mentoring relationships that change their lives for the better, forever.

YOUTH SERVED
In 2015, 121 children were served in our agency. Children served in our agency are provided with a caring, supportive and positive role model to help them achieve their full potential in life.
Our Average Match Length for Community Based matches is 27.4 months.
Our Average Match Length for Site Based matches is 12.3 months.
58% of our Little Brothers/Sisters are raised in a single parent household and 9% of children are in foster care.
337 children and their families attended our match activities.
72% receive free or reduced lunches.
100% of the children and their parent(s) sought out Big Brothers Big Sisters to help them achieve and succeed in life.

Financial Stewardship
The communities we serve generously donated $55,235 to support mentoring matches. Our communities believe in supporting programs that help children succeed in life.

Successes, Challenges & Opportunities
-2015 saw significant improvements in communication, messaging and visibility with current, and potential external partners and the general public.
-Key strategic partnerships with schools, funders, businesses, and complementary organizations were made to enhance our program and services.
-2015 revenues are up from previous year(s), but are heavily dependent on grants and special events. Our Three year goal is to increase the number of major and minor individual donors to create greater long-term sustainability for the organization.
-With many boys waiting over a year for a mentor, a “MAN Up” multi-pronged campaign has been launched in all five counties.
-Over 30 AmeriCorps State Members volunteered with our agency in 2015.
-We are a part of a multi-agency mentoring initiative in Wyoming that is being funded through the Office of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention program.
-In 2015 we served less children than 2014, but in 2015 we created more mentoring matches.

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