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.
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.
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.