DAYTON, OH June 26, 2020 – Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley (BBBSMV) is the recipient of a Quality Award recognizing the dedication of agency leadership and staff to providing high-quality programming.
Agencies receiving the Quality Award met or exceeded goals that were 5 percentage points higher than the national average for all Big Brother Big Sisters (BBBS) agencies across the country. Out of 17 BBBS agencies in Ohio, BBBSMV is the only affiliate to receive this award, and is one of 26 agencies out of 250 across the United States to be recognized.
“Each match between a Big and Little takes care and attention, and this Quality Award shows that Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley has done an outstanding job serving children in its community,” said Pam Iorio, president and CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters of America.
“Our team members share an unrelenting commitment to making quality programming a priority for Miami Valley youth,” said Anne Pfeiffer, CEO of Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley. “This award affirms that commitment.”
Last year, Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley provided mentors for 528 youth and continue to serve youth during the COVID-19 pandemic. “Keeping kids connected to their mentors during the pandemic is more important than ever. These mentors are an essential lifeline for kids, who are leaning on their Bigs to change the racial inequities and injustices that have gone on far too long” says Pfeiffer.
With 40 youth waiting to be matched right now, the need for mentors is great. Visit www.BBBSMiamiValley.org for information on how to become a mentor.
About Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley:
Established in 1958, Big Brothers Big Sisters Miami Valley creates and supports one-to-one mentoring relationships that ignite the power and promise of youth in Greene, Miami, Montgomery, and Preble counties. Big Brothers Big Sisters’ evidence-based approach is designed to create positive youth outcomes, including educational success, avoidance of risky behaviors, higher aspirations, greater confidence, and improved relationships. Learn more at www.BBBSMiamiValley.org.