BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF SOUTHERN MAINE

Defenders of Potential

aka BBBSSM   |   Westbrook, ME   |  http://www.somebigs.org

Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Southern Maine matches volunteer adults to boys and girls, from families or group homes, who have need of a mentor and adult role model. The goal of the program is for the Big Brother or Sister to become a positive role model who provides guidance, encouragement and friendship to a child during his/her most important developmental years. The matches share similar backgrounds and usually come from the same geographic area. General program goals include: 1. Reducing a young person's likelihood of getting into trouble and lashing out violently. 2 Enhance positive self-esteem and self-confidence. 3. Improve communication and socialization skills. 4. Keep students in school and improve school performance. 5. Prevent a child from using drugs and/or alcohol. Specific goals and objectives exist for each special program.

Ruling year info

1994

Executive Director

Ms. Nicole Avery

Main address

PO Box 123

Westbrook, ME 04092 USA

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EIN

01-0475146

NTEE code info

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (O01)

Alliance/Advocacy Organizations (F01)

IRS filing requirement

This organization is required to file an IRS Form 990 or 990-EZ.

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Site-Based Mentoring

This program matches high school students and adult volunteers to elementary or middle school students. Match meetings always take place at a site - usually at the younger student's school during school or as part of an organized after-school program. Activities include sports, arts & crafts, reading, homework, discussion.

Population(s) Served

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BIG BROTHERS BIG SISTERS OF SOUTHERN MAINE

Board of directors
as of 10/12/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Elliott Barry

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Term: 2012 - 2021


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Term: 2018 - 2023

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