Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, Inc.

Together, we are defenders of potential.

aka BBBSNEFL   |   Jacksonville, FL   |  www.bbbsnefl.org

Mission

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida's (BBBSNEFL) mission is to create and support one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth. Since 1914, BBBSNEFL has effectively inspired change in the lives of thousands through impactful mentoring programs and meaningful relationships that defend and ignite today’s youth to reach their full potential. Serving children ages 5 through 18, we currently have active matches in Nassau, Duval, Clay, Putnam and Volusia Counties including a service footprint reaching Baker, Flagler, and Union Counties.

Notes from the nonprofit

We stand for connection, inclusion, positivity, dignity, and empowerment. At Big Brothers Big Sisters, we believe through friendships and positive relationships we can gain empathy and understanding to heal and grow as individuals and a community. We believe the strong bonds created through one-to-one mentoring relationships can be a powerful part of solving the divisions that exist between people today. All of us, as human beings, are works in progress; learning, evolving, and changing. We must leverage this moment in our nation’s history to make progress together. This work is urgent. This work is necessary. This work is all our work. – Sara Alford, CEO

Ruling year info

1951

Chief Executive Officer

Mrs. Sara Alford

Main address

40 East Adams Street Suite 220

Jacksonville, FL 32202 USA

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EIN

59-0683256

NTEE code info

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Fund Raising and/or Fund Distribution (W12)

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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 Program

Community-Based allows Bigs and Littles to spend time in the community doing fun and interactive activities, working toward personal achievement and positive character development. To participate in the Community-Based program, Bigs commit to an average of 4-7 hours per month with their Little.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Beyond School Walls connects DCPS career academy students with local businesses from the same targeted industry. These strategic partnerships enrich the education and preparation of students by providing meaningful and relevant workplace experiences.

Population(s) Served
Adolescents

School -Based focuses on personal success and academic achievement through weekly mentoring sessions at the child’s school. Bigs can enjoy activities such as helping littles with homework, sharing conversation, setting goals, and/or bonding over lunch.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Bigs in Badges connects children with service men and women, building strong, trusting, and lasting relationships. This initiative helps create positive associations, builds stronger bonds, and increases trust within the community.

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 youth who have a positive adult role model

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

Children and youth

Type of Metric

Other - describing something else

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

In fiscal year 2019-2020. 777 youth were served with a positive adult role model through Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida.

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 goal and mission is to help children facing adversity change their lives for the better, forever. During the fiscal year ending June 30, we served 973 youth. Our current goal is to reach even more youth by serving 1,250 children by 2021.

We endeavor to see each child in our program:

* Experience higher aspirations, greater confidence, and better
relationships
* Avoid risky behaviors
* Achieve educational success

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida has a variety of programs geared to our participants' availability, strengths and programs goals. Each match has an individual plan to meet the specific needs of each child. This road-map for success is developed with parents, children and mentors, and is professionally supported by our staff. We provide our mentoring programs in three settings: Community-Based Program; School-Based Program; our Beyond School Walls Program and Bigs in Badges Program.

Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida continues to serve children through one-to-one mentoring programs since our inception in 1914. With more than 100 years of experience in delivering quality and meaningful mentoring programs, we have proven ourselves capable of reaching our goals. BBBSNEFL also closely follow pre-set policies and procedures put in place by our National Headquarters which includes thoroughly screening prospective volunteers, conducting comprehensive interviews with prospective youth and their parents. BBBSNEFL also hires and trains professional staff members who provide on-going guidance and support for each mentor match friendship.

We know that mentoring works. Our results have shown to have a positive impact on the youth we serve:

• Overall 2019-20 Impact:
98% of the youth we served were promoted on time to the next grade level
97% of the youth we served maintained or improved their classroom behavior
98% of the youth we served maintained or improved their school attendance

• Beyond School Walls’ Impact:
234 high student participants
100% seniors received college scholarships
100% seniors graduated with post-secondary plan
99% of the youth we served had no behavioral referrals or suspensions
99% of the youth served promoted to the next grade

How we listen

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Seeking feedback from people served makes programs more responsive and effective. Here’s how this organization is listening.

done We shared information about our current feedback practices.
  • How is your organization collecting feedback from the people you serve?

    Electronic surveys (by email, tablet, etc.), Case management notes,

  • How is your organization using feedback from the people you serve?

    To identify and remedy poor client service experiences, To identify bright spots and enhance positive service experiences, To strengthen relationships with the people we serve,

  • With whom is the organization sharing feedback?

  • Which of the following feedback practices does your organization routinely carry out?

  • What challenges does the organization face when collecting feedback?

Financials

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Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northeast Florida, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 6/16/2021
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mr. Derrick Lewis

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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? 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 02/02/2021

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

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Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

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