Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire

Together we are defenders of potential

aka Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire Seacoast   |   Stratham, NH   |  www.bbbsnh.org

Mission

Our mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Our vision is that all youth achieve their full potential.

Notes from the nonprofit

“What a great role model he has been for my son. There is a sense about his Big Brother that has taught him the important things in life, he is the father he never had. I can only hope this comes full circle for my son. I hope one day he will become a Big." Mom of Little Brother.

Ruling year info

1978

CEO

Ms. Stacy Kramer

Main address

3 Portsmouth Avenue, #2

Stratham, NH 03885 USA

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EIN

02-0348477

NTEE code info

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

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Communication

Blog

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

National studies show one in three children will grow up without a mentor. And yet, children who have a caring adult role model in their lives are more likely to do better in school, avoid risky behaviors, and form stronger relationships with peers and others than those without a mentor.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire addresses many of the issues facing children today by providing them with professionally-screened and trained volunteer mentors. Each match is carefully made after hours of background work to determine compatibility, and all matches benefit from intensive professional support aimed to ensure strong bonds are forged and sustained.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Community Based Match

Matching a child between the age of 6 and 17 with an adult mentor. The mentor spends time with the child in the community sharing common interests while forming a friendship.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Meet at a particular school or other site that has on-site supervision such as a business or YMCA for 1 hour/1 day a week.
Bigs and Littles are always supervised.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Parent or family member is currently or was previously incarcerated

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Family member is in the military and in some phase of deployment

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Pride, Respect, Identity, Safety, Mentoring
A collaborative effort to support LGBTQ+ youth in positive mentoring relationships with a caring adult.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents
Children
Preteens
LGBTQ people

Where we work

Affiliations & memberships

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of Facebook followers

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Average number of dollars per person served

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Cost of supporting a match increases as we adapt to today's climate and the need for additional screening measures as well as training for staff and volunteers.

Number of background checks completed

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Input - describing resources we use

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of mentoring

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid risky behaviors

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Preteens, Children, Adolescents

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they avoid using illegal substances

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed healthy relationships

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

The mission of our organization is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Our primary goal is to provide all New Hampshire youth in need of a mentor with a caring, professionally-supported role model. We serve more than 1,000 children across the Granite State, and we constantly work to serve more children.

By partnering with parents/guardians, schools, and other community organizations, we hold ourselves accountable for each child in our program achieving: higher aspirations, greater confidence, better relationships, avoidance of risk behaviors, and educational success.

Providing high-quality one-to-one youth mentoring is all we do. We use an evidence-based model with proven results, and we are the premier youth mentoring organization in the Granite State. With child safety as our top priority, we make life-changing mentoring relationships a reality children facing adversity.

Our matches are strong and long-lasting. Volunteers and youth in our program agree to meet 2-4 times a month for 1-3 hours, and commit to at least a year in our program. Our average match length consistently remains about 3 years, proving that through rigorous volunteer screening and consistent, high-quality, support we are building and sustaining mentoring relationships that we know will have the most positive impacts on the children we serve.

All of our energies are focused on making and supporting one-to-one mentoring matches. With highly-trained and passionate professional staff members handling every step of the process and supporting matches through the ups and downs, our matches are strong and long-lasting and our youth outcomes speak for themselves.

After merging to form a statewide organization in 2015, BBBSNH has achieved financial stability and improved our overall quality of our service to Granite State children and volunteer mentors. We've opened a satellite office to serve the Lakes Region, and are working hard to ensure that our services are available to all New Hampshire children.

Now, as we look to the future, we're poised to achieve meaningful, sustainable growth that will allow us to serve more children throughout the state. We know we can do it, and we know that every community will benefit from the positive impacts of youth mentoring for generations to come.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of New Hampshire

Board of directors
as of 3/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Amir Rosenthal

The Granite Group

Joan Brodsky

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Eleanor Dahar

Victor W. Dahar, P.A

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Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? Yes
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? Yes
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? Yes

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 03/16/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data