Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, Inc.

aka Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County   |   San Diego, CA   |  http://www.SDBigs.org

Mission

Provide children facing adversity with strong and enduring, professionally supported one-to-one relationships that change their lives for the better.

Ruling year info

1961

President & CEO

Ms. Tina Rose

Main address

4305 University Avenue, Suite 590

San Diego, CA 92105 USA

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EIN

95-2151526

NTEE code info

Big Brothers, Big Sisters (O31)

Children's and Youth Services (P30)

Adult, Child Matching Programs (O30)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Access to quality and formative relationships with non-parental adults is not the reality for many children. A recent national report by Ernst and Young (2012) found that 1 in 3 youth grow up without a mentor. In San Diego County, that is over 75,000 children. BBBS serves children challenged by socioeconomic risk factors including: poverty (80% qualify for free/reduced lunch); 75% are minorities; single parent homes (typically mother or female relative; 56%); parent incarcerated (7%) or monolingual Spanish-speaking parents (15%). Many youths from these communities do not have a stable adult role model at home, and are therefore more likely to partake in risky behavior, skip school, and experience an “achievement gap” – having the aptitude, but not the resources, to pursue higher education. By helping at-risk youth set and achieve higher aspirations, make positive life choices, and be more prepared for their future, BBBS helps contribute to a stronger society.

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 Mentoring

Community Mentoring The original Big Brothers Big Sisters mentoring program that matches adult mentors with children ages 7-18 through one-to-one caring and consistent relationships. Volunteer mentors meet with a child 2-4 times a month for 2-5 hours, and a minimum commitment of one year. Volunteers spend one-to-one time with a child, twice a month, engaging in activities designed to promote healthy behaviors (e.g., hiking, boxing clinic), social/emotional wellness and character development. All volunteers are screened, matched and supervised by the Big Brothers Big Sisters degreed staff.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth
Adults

Site-Based Mentoring: Through a partnership between local elementary schools and Big Brothers Big Sisters of San Diego County, adult mentors provide one-to-one attention in a supervised setting. Operation Bigs, located on Camp Pendleton Marine Corps Base, Marine Corps Air Station Miramar, and in Coronado, Point Loma and Serra Mesa, is the first of its kind in the nation. Operation Bigs provides mentors to children of active duty military families. Volunteers meet with children at their schools and provide quality one-to-one friendship time. Big Brother and Big Sister mentors are able to really help these children through an understanding of what the child faces on a daily basis.

Population(s) Served
Children and youth

Where we work

Awards

Wise Giving Alliance 2008

Better Business Bureau

Four Star Charity 2012

Charity Navigator

One of three finalist for Agency of the Year 2012

Big Brothers Big Sisters of America

Number one non-profit for youth at-risk 2013

Guidstar's Philanthropedia Award

Affiliations & memberships

Affiliate/Chapter of National Organization (i.e. Girl Scouts of the USA, American Red Cross, etc.) - Affiliate/chapter 1978

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 clients served

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

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Holding steady

Number of youth who report less likelihood to engage in criminal activity

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

92% of youth surveyed in 2019 reported improvement in attitudes toward risk behaviors such as alcohol/drug usage, skipping school, hitting, cheating.

Number of participants reporting change in behavior or cessation of activity

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

Outcome - describing the effects on people or issues

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

100% of youth surveyed in 2017 reported improvement in at least four surveyed outcome areas.

Our Sustainable Development Goals

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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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.

Goals for BBBS Mentoring Programs:

1. Provide 700+ Littles with at least 4 hours of 1:1 mentoring monthly (over 33,000 total hours), meeting or exceeding the prior year's Youth Outcomes Survey measured outcomes for active matches.
2. Provide support for Littles through additional staff and volunteer training in mental health and trauma-informed care, and training specific to Littles on the topic of resiliency.
3. Work to enhance mentoring program through focused expansion of community partnerships designed to provide supplemental activities for matches, including financial literacy, leadership skills, community volunteerism, and STEM learning.

Goal 1: Meet monthly service goals; meet annual average match length goals. Focus on quality of service, quality of matches and volunteers.
Goal 2: Through mental health and trauma informed care training, staff, volunteers and leaders at BBBS will learn the skills they need support youth who have experienced or continue to experience significant emotional or physical trauma. Youth will learn essential coping skills necessary for addressing and healing from their trauma through workshops and activities that help them work through their feelings of anxiety and depression, in a safe, nurturing environment.
Goal 3: BBBS aims to increase the number of supplemental activities open to active matches on topics of mutual interest to them. BBBS plans to offer at least one activity per month open to Community Mentoring matches on the following topics: financial literacy, leadership development, soft skills development, STEM learning, physical health and wellness, and community volunteerism.

Many BBBS match support staff members have masters degrees; all are credentialed professionals. BBBS staff and volunteers undergo rigorous training in order to ensure match safety and quality of care. All program staff members participate in leadership development trainings, program trainings, and safety trainings annually. BBBS leadership staff are highly qualified and experienced in recruitment, program support, fundraising, marketing and business management. As a valued member of the San Diego community since 1961, BBBS is a highly qualified community leader in the youth development field.

2020 accomplishments include:
• 900+ children served from over 80 zip codes across San Diego County
• Workshops held on financial literacy, financial aid, Trauma Informed Care, wellness and more.
• Corporate partners continued to serve youth through workplace mentoring initiative Beyond School Walls
• Littles improved or maintained “attitudes toward risky behavior” after one year
• Littles improved or maintained “scholastic competence” after one year

In 2021, BBBS will continue to expand trauma-informed care training to volunteers and youth. Further, BBBS will create virtual (and ultimately, in-person) matches during a critical time for youth.

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 San Diego County, Inc.

Board of directors
as of 12/21/2020
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board co-chair

Ms. Dana Alligood

Bank of America

Term: 2019 - 2021


Board co-chair

Mr. Ryan Waterman

Brownstein Hyatt Farber Schreck

Term: 2019 - 2021

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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? 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

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 12/16/2020

Who works and leads organizations that serve our diverse communities? GuideStar partnered on this section with CHANGE Philanthropy and Equity in the Center.

Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Heterosexual or Straight
Disability status
Person without a disability

Race & ethnicity

No data

Gender identity

No data

 

No data

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

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