Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey

Defenders of Potential

Asbury Park, NJ   |  www.mentornj.org

Mission

Our Mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

Ruling year info

1981

Executive Director

Mr. William Salcedo

Development Director

Ms. Marybeth Bull

Main address

305 Bond Street 2nd Floor

Asbury Park, NJ 07712 USA

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Formerly known as

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth County

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Monmouth & Middlesex Counties

EIN

22-2115416

NTEE code info

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

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Programs and results

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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 Mentoring Programs.

We serve 10 New Jersey Counties:
Bergen, Passaic, Sussex, Warren, Morris, Hunterdon, Somerset, Middlesex, Monmouth, and Ocean.

This program is all about individualized attention and time spent with an adult volunteer and a child. Activities typically last 2 to 4 hours and occur twice a month. The mentor (Big) picks up the child (Little) at the child's home for a free or low-cost community activity during which a child may learn new skills, explore new interests, or expand their experience beyond their family and neighborhood.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

This program matches local High School students with elementary and middle school children. The mentoring sessions take place at the child’s school. Case managers closely supervise and provide activities for the matches to do together. The commitment is one academic year, with weekly or bi-weekly sessions that are planned and facilitated by BBBS case managers and school liaisons. These students
learn to become caring adults while at the same time providing a positive role model for younger children
in their community.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

We partner with companies and their empoloyees. Employees become Bigs and meet with their Little Brother or Sister on a weekly or bi-weekly schedule at a specified site and time for an entire school year. BBBS case managers will work with site facilities to plan and oversee ongoing one-to-one mentoring sessions and guest speakers with discussions and projects to work on
together.
Big Brothers Big Sisters case managers provide training and ongoing support to ensure a positive experience for both the mentor and mentee.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

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 children served

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Hours of mentoring

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

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
Population(s) Served

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of youth who demonstrate that they have developed a strong sense of self

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

Adolescents, Children, Preteens

Type of Metric

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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Charting impact

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

OUR MISSION
Create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth.

OUR VISION
All youth achieve their full potential.

When a volunteer mentor (”BIG”) is matched with a mentee (“LITTLE”), a relationship starts to form. As with all relationships, time builds a
bond. Trust develops and the impact becomes more significant. A Little sees his or her Big as someone to talk to about problems and fears, goals and dreams. A person who introduces new experiences. A role model who has high expectations and believes they can be met.

We know mentoring changes lives. Our research shows that when a Little is matched with a Big, that young person is less likely to engage in risky behaviors like drug and alcohol use, and more likely to attend class and feel competent in school.

The BBBS one-to-one mentoring model has been studied and improved upon for decades, and as a result, Big Brothers Big Sisters continues to be the gold standard of mentoring. BBBSMMC’s mentoring program has positively impacted thousands of lives.

For 44 years, our model has been to match one youth with one adult volunteer in a long-term mentoring relationship.

In all of our programs, Bigs are carefully screened by trained staff and thoughtfully matched with Littles.

In our Community Based Mentoring Program, Bigs and Littles do activities in the community. They might attend a sporting event, grab pizza, do an art project, or visit a museum.

In our School Based Mentoring Program, Bigs and Littles meet at the Little’s school or in another structured environment. They might play on the playground, do homework, shoot baskets, or read a book together.

In our Workplace Mentoring Program, a company offers its employees the chance to be matched in one-to-one mentoring relationships and to participate in mentoring activities at the workplace during work hours. The Littles get the benefits of mentoring and exposure to a professional setting, the Bigs get the convenience of mentoring during work hours, and the company encourages and supports employee volunteerism, which is shown to lead to increased employee satisfaction and retention.

Back on Track Mentoring Program is a positive alternative for youth that have committed a first-time minor offense. In lieu of being charged, the youth have the opportunity to commit to 6 months in a Diversion program and if completed successfully, their record will be cleared. This program was created in 2018 in partnership with the Monmouth County Human Services Division.

In our College Mentoring Program, students from a local college volunteer to mentor high school students who come from a disadvantaged
area. The younger students meet with their mentors on campus. The program exposes the students to the college experience and they explore majors, learn about the enrollment process, and are given the tools to pursue their dreams through education.
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The Kids’ Club provides monthly activities and donated tickets to sporting events, theme parks, etc. to our Bigs and Littles, kids on the waiting list, and their families. We partner with local companies to offer career-focused workshops for older Littles on topics such as engineering, architecture, retail, and accounting.
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While all BBBS services are free to families, there is a cost associated with our professionally supported matches. This includes interviewing the volunteer, checking references, enrolling the Little, creating an optimal match based on personality and interests, and supporting
the match by connecting with the Little, the Big, and the parent on a consistent basis to offer ideas to strengthen the relationship and troubleshoot problems. Funding must cover not only the matching process, but also volunteer recruitment, local office administration, youth outcomes analysis, and volunteer and staff training.

Over 8,130 youth served since we started in 1976

35 months is the average match length in a Community Based relationship

Locally, our 2019 Outcomes Report was compiled from completed Youth Outcomes Surveys (YOS) given to our Littles and shows the positive impact of their friendship with their BIG:

--96% were competent in avoiding risking behaviors like tobacco, drugs, and alcohol use
--95% were competent in avoiding peer violence
--98% reported that they had not been arrest for a crime, offense, or violation
--92% improved or stayed the same in their feelings of scholastic competency
--90% felt confident in their social acceptance
--88% maintained or had improvement in the relationship with their parent(s)
--96% maintained or improved their grades in school
--95% believe they will graduate high school
--93% believe that they will go onto and graduate from college
--80% improved or stayed the same in their school attendance

Financials

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Coastal & Northern New Jersey

Board of directors
as of 2/25/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Mr. Barry Weshnak


Board co-chair

Mr. Peter McGuigan

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Board leadership practices

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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? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? No
  • 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? No
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No